Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Bemerkungen zur Trachealchirurgie

Remarks on tracheal surgery

  • 15 Accesses

  • 2 Citations


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.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Meyer, R.: Traitement chirurgical des stenoses tracheales et laryngo-tracheales en moyen de greffes et de lambeaux. J.F.O.R.L.23, 409–412 (1974)

  2. Weerda, H., Grüntjens, L., Petersen-Mahrt, I.: Nahtmaterial und Cortison in der Trachealchirurgie. Laryng. Rhinol.53, 181–187 (1972)

  3. Weerda, H.: Einzeitige Rekonstruktion der Trachea mit einem Insellappen. Arch. Otorhinolaryngol.221, 211–214 (1978)

Download references

Author information

Additional information

Erscheint ausführlich in: Arch. Otorhinolaryngol.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Weerda, H., Schumann, K. Bemerkungen zur Trachealchirurgie. Arch Otorhinolaryngol 223, 274–277 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01109539

Download citation