, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 93–96 | Cite as

Aerosol regurgitation as a laryngeal-sensitizing event explaining acute laryngospasm

  • David J. Curtis
  • Michael Crain
Original Articles


Acute laryngospasm is an incapacitating event with obscure etiology. Two cases of documented gastric aerosol regurgitation and laryngeal exposure to aerosol acid with subsequent acute laryngospasm are presented. A third individual with laryngospasm was noted to reflux gas. One individual was aware of the regurgitation etiology of the laryngospasm; the second two were not. Videofluoroscopic recording of the acute event in the second patient documented the nature of two episodes occurring within the fluoroscopy suite.

Key words

Laryngospasm Regurgitation Gastroesophageal reflux 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Curtis
    • 1
  • Michael Crain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe George Washington University Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA

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