A narrow airway restricts breathing. Symptoms typically include difficulty with inhalation and noisy breathing.
The common causes of airway narrowing include:
Our laryngologists will use a scope to inspect the larynx, trachea, and other areas of the airway to determine the cause and location of the problem.
Treatment of narrowing airway involves stretching and widening the airway with endoscopic techniques and lasers. In severe cases, a tracheostomy creates a hole in the neck to allow the passage of air into the lungs and bypass the narrowing.
If you experience difficulty breathing, we can help. To schedule an appointment with one of our laryngologists, or for more information about our services, call 214-645-8300.