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High pitched sound resulting from turbulent gas flow in the upper airway. It may be inspiratory, expiratory or present on both inspiration and expiration. It can be indicative of serious airway obstruction from severe conditions such as epiglottitis, a foreign body lodged in the airway, or a laryngeal tumor. Stridor is indicative of a potential medical emergency and should always command attention. Wherever possible, attempts should be made to immediately establish the cause of the stridor (e.g., foreign body, vocal cord edema, tracheal compression by tumor, functional laryngeal dyskinesia, etc.) That examination requires visualization of the airway by a team of medical experts equipped to control the airway.


R06.1 Stridor Excludes: congenital laryngeal stridor ( P28.8 ) laryngismus (stridulus) ( J38.5 )


Stridor 786.1 is a specific code that can be used to specify a diagnosis 786.1 contains 1 index entry View the ICD-9-CM Volume 1 786.* hierarchy

786.1 excludes: congenital laryngeal stridor (748.3)

glossary/stridor.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)