Upper airway obstruction in Hunter syndrome

Israel Brama*, Isaac Gay, Raphael Feinmesser, Chaim Springer

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Patients with Hunter syndrome may have symptoms of hoarseness, stridor and breathing difficulties as a result of laryngeal and tracheal involvement. In planning their evaluation, we must prefer non-invasive methods as X-ray or CT scan, and avoid doing endotracheal intubation or bronchoscopies. Review of adult cases in the literature and description of the only case of a child with Hunter syndrome having life-threatening complications of his upper airways is discussed in this report. In this case and in the literature we cannot exclude intubation or bronchoscopy as a serious aggravating factor, causing further narrowing of the larynx.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Hunter's syndrome
  • Laryngeal stenosis
  • Tracheal stenosis


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