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Subglottic Tracheal Stenosis

  • Henning A. GaissertEmail author
  • Douglas J. Mathisen
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Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

The resection and reconstruction of benign laryngotracheal strictures demands from the surgeon a critical selection of patients and careful preoperative judgment. The technical execution of the operation depends on mucosal resurfacing of cartilaginous planes within a small subglottic lumen. Postoperative edema or mucosal compromise potentially threatens the airway and clinical outcome; this circumstance explains the somewhat higher early complication rate and the slightly inferior long-term results compared with simple tracheal end-to-end anastomosis. When carefully performed, however, laryngotracheal reconstruction offers effective treatment with excellent long-term results for both idiopathic and intubation stenosis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic SurgeryHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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