During the last 9 years we gained experiences with reconstruction of the trachea in about 135 cases of tracheal stenosis with following methods: Open (most cases), often in the modification with the method of Rethi, sleeve resection, Schobel rings, or the method described by Kornmesser. The average time of treatment was 12 months.
Therefore we developed the one stage reconstruction with an island flap, pedicled upon the long muscles of the larynx. With this method, which we have been using since 3 years we were able to reduce the time of treatment to 12 weeks with excellent results. We got normal widths of the trachea and normal resistances.
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Weerda, H., Schumann, K. Bemerkungen zur Trachealchirurgie. Arch Otorhinolaryngol 223, 274–277 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01109539