In presenting my method, I make no special claim for priority, as some such procedure may have been advocated previously without my knowledge. However, so far I have been able to discover, this mode of treatment overcomes one of the most trying obstacles to the successful management of this condition and does so without danger or discomfort to the patient. I have found no previous mention of a similar method in the literature.
The object of the device presented is to prevent contraction of the laryngostomy wound and to maintain a good exposure over a long period of time, as long a period as may be necessary for the proper dilatation of the stenosis.
Fig. 1.—Tucker laryngostomy tube, with post attached.
This it does in a very simple manner, without requiring the use of any packing in the wound following operation, and without pain or discomfort during the