Unusual cause of chronic cough in a four-year-old cured by uvulectomy

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2002 Aug;34(2):144-6. doi: 10.1002/ppul.10121.


A 4-year-old boy had a history of persistent barking cough unresponsive to medical treatment since infancy. He described a feeling of something in his throat. When investigated by flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy, the only abnormality was the uvula resting in contact with the epiglottis. The cough was no longer present after uvulectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cough / pathology*
  • Cough / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Uvula / abnormalities*
  • Uvula / surgery*