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Neck bulging during inspiration on vent

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:10 pm
by CharlesandLinda
I think the NIV with the LTV 900 enlarges my neck so much on inhalation because of the obstruction in my larynx from paralyzed vocal chords that are also displaced from scoliosis. Has anyone else experienced this problem of the neck bulging out on inspiration? (I feel like one of those chameleons when they shoot that red thing out in their neck! HaHa!! ) My vent is set on a Breath Rate of 8, Tidal Volume of 1000, Inspiratory Time of 2, Sensitivity of 3 and High Pressure Limit of 100.

Re: Neck bulging during inspiration on vent

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:12 pm
by bachjr
Though cheek bulging is much more commonly reported, some people do get "neck bulging." Do you find the bulging to be uncomfortable or painful?

Re: Neck bulging during inspiration on vent

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:22 pm
by CharlesandLinda
No pain, just distention.

Re: Neck bulging during inspiration on vent

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:36 pm
by bachjr
Yes, Louis Armstrong!!! The cheeks and neck bulging are common with mouthpiece ventilation and can occur with nasal ventilation too. I would be interested to know the positive inspiratory pressures created during your breaths.

Re: Neck bulging during inspiration on vent

Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:37 pm
by bachjr
PS Have you seen Dizzy Gillespe? There was a neck bulger!