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Laryngopedia

To educate about voice, swallowing, airway, coughing, and other head and neck disorders

Laryngopedia By Bastian Medical Media

A Journal of Observational Laryngology

Clinical observations, anecdotes, case series, and conceptual frameworks for further exploration

About the Journal


Babies Who Cannot Burp, and Still Cannot as Adults.

  The big picture Babies who cannot burp are in terrible misery. So are their parents. While the child struggles with daily colic, spitting up, sometimes projectile vomiting, and gassiness, the parents must deal with hours of crying each evening … Continue reading



Can’t Burp? Here Are the Symptoms of R-CPD In One Place

Robert W. Bastian M.D. There is a group of people whose inability to burp causes severe daily distress. They are left without a solution (or even explanation) in spite of many doctor visits. Recently a major cause of inability to … Continue reading



Still Coughing After COVID-19?

Covid-19 has intruded into our lives in innumerable ways. Worst of all for some, is that they contracted the virus. https://youtu.be/MWxbFiiQPi0Video can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Still Coughing After COVID? | Sensory Neuropathic Cough (SNC) (https://youtu.be/MWxbFiiQPi0)   Among … Continue reading



The Gasping Syndrome

Patient has an abrupt sense of smothering or gasping. This can last a few seconds or several hours, and can occur almost weekly. He or she responds by taking a deep breath, but there is no relief and the sensation remains. Continue reading



Cricopharyngeus Spasm and What to Do About It

By Robert W. Bastian, MD https://youtu.be/DkejK6eiHeoVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Cricopharyngeal Spasm: A Troubling Feeling of a Lump in the Throat (https://youtu.be/DkejK6eiHeo)   The information found below is a Q&A supplement to a teaching video on cricopharyngeus … Continue reading



Swelling Checks to Detect Vibratory (Overuse) Injury to the Surface Tissue (Mucosa) of the Vocal Cords

  https://youtu.be/zit6I7EPMtoVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Vocal Cord Swelling Checks: A Simple Way to Detect the Early Signs of Vocal Injury (https://youtu.be/zit6I7EPMto)   Definition: Vocal tasks (swelling checks) that detect acute or chronic vocal fold mucosal injury … Continue reading



How Do You Choke? Let Me Count the Ways…

By Robert W. Bastian, MD Four examples of how the term “choking” can mean different things When asked the reason he was calling for an appointment, a middle-aged man offered that he was “choking.” Staff not unreasonably marked on his … Continue reading



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