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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Elongated uvula and diagnostic utility of spirometry in upper airway obstruction


1 Department of Chest Medicine, P. S. Medical College, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat - 388 315, India
2 Department of ENT, P. S. Medical College, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat - 388 315, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajiv Paliwal
Department of Chest Medicine, P. S. Medical College, Karamsad, Anand, Gujarat - 388 315
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.59266

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Elongated uvula is relatively an uncommon condition. Upper airway obstruction is often a missed complication of such a rare condition. Clinical presentations of upper airway obstruction often mimic asthma. Hence it is very easily mis-diagnosed as asthma. Spirometry offers a very simple test to diagnose upper airway obstruction very early and easily. Once diagnosed, the management of elongated uvula, almost exclusively, is surgical excision leading to total cure. Here is a case report of such a rare condition.


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