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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Prince Tano Djan, BSc, MBChB [2]

Overview

MRI in a patient with epiglottitis shows thickening of the epiglottis and aryepiglottic fold. However, it is unnecessary to do imaging in this life-threatening condition unless the diagnosis is uncertain or when an abscess or other complication is suspected.[1]

MRI

MRI in a patient with epiglottitis shows thickening of the epiglottis and aryepiglottic fold. However, it is unnecessary to do imaging in this life-threatening condition unless the diagnosis is uncertain or when an abscess or other complication is suspected.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ozanne A, Marsot-Dupuch K, Ducreux D, Meyer B, Lasjaunias P (2004). "Acute epiglottitis: MRI". Neuroradiology. 46 (2): 153–5. doi:10.1007/s00234-003-1094-x. PMID 14726983.

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