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Article
March 1988

Reconstruction of the Larynx and Trachea

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, The Ohio State University, Columbus.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(3):278-286. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860150060016
Abstract

• This article involves an analysis of 43 patients who underwent 64 reconstructive procedures for laryngeal and/or tracheal defects at The Ohio State University (Columbus). The purpose of this report is to analyze the results of a variety of reconstructive techniques in order to formulate a recommended therapeutic approach. Utilizing this therapeutic approach, 77% of the reconstructions were totally successful in providing an airway not requiring a tracheotomy tube and a voice capable of communication. Another 16% of the reconstructions were considered partially successful, requiring a permanent airway tube due to limitations created by coexisting health problems. There have been no patients where airway reconstruction was totally unsuccessful. A generalized approach to reconstruction is presented.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:278-286)

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