Vocal cord dysfunction: an uncommon cause of stridor

J Emerg Med. 2005 Jan;28(1):31-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2004.10.001.


We present a case of vocal cord dysfunction syndrome (VCDS) presenting as acute angioedema of the upper airway. The presentation of this syndrome and its differentiation from other upper airway conditions that require far different and more urgent treatment is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angioedema / complications*
  • Angioedema / drug therapy
  • Dyspnea / drug therapy
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Diseases / complications*
  • Laryngeal Diseases / drug therapy
  • Respiratory Sounds / drug effects
  • Respiratory Sounds / etiology*
  • Syndrome
  • Vocal Cords*