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Severe osteoporosis and stridor

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 18 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1905
  1. Vanushia Thirumal, ear, nose, and throat CT11,
  2. Kim To, ear, nose, and throat ST61,
  3. Athena Togo, consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon1,
  4. Jonathan Brodie, consultant radiologist2
  1. 1Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Scotland, UK
  1. Correspondence to V Thirumal vanushia{at}

An 88 year old woman presented with progressive stridor, dysphonia, and dysphagia. She had severe osteoporosis, with loss of height and thoracic kyphosis. Fibreoptic laryngoscopy showed a right …

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