Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2020 Dec 24. Epub 2020 Dec 24.
Service d'ORL et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, 4, Rue Larrey, 49100 Angers, France; Équipe MitoLab, UMR CNRS 6015, U1083 INSERM, Institut MitoVasc, SFR ICAT, Université d'Angers, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, Bâtiment IRIS/IBS, Rue des Capucins, 49933 Angers cedex 9, France.
Objectives: To identify contributive criteria in decision-making for intubation in acute epiglottitis, based on clinical and endoscopic data in adult patients, and to study clinical and biological characteristics and management.
Materials And Methods: Diagnosis was established by flexible endoscopy showing epiglottic edema in association with general signs of sepsis in 28 patients consulting into two French hospitals between 2005 and 2016. Retrospective univariate and multivariate analysis between patients managed by intubation (Group I) or surveillance (Group S) was performed on clinical and endoscopic data. Read More