The whole subject of laryngeal stenosis is a complicated one. Each case requires individual study, and particular problems in treatment must be dealt with to obtain a cure. At best, the condition is tedious and difficult, often requiring treatment over a long period—from months to years. Even then, the final result may not be as good as desired.
For many years the greatest number of the patients have been children, the condition arising secondary to improperly performed tracheotomies, as has been so often emphasized by Dr. Chevalier Jackson. Through his efforts, surgeons have been gradually instructed in the proper method of performing a low tracheotomy, and the disease is fortunately becoming more rare.
Another factor which has contributed greatly to the decrease in the incidence has been the advancement in the treatment of laryngeal diphtheria. The brilliant results of prophylactic treatment of this disease with toxoid, the great interest shown
LOOPER EA. USE OF THE HYOID BONE AS A GRAFT IN LARYNGEAL STENOSIS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1938;28(1):106–111. doi:10.1001/archotol.1938.00650040113008
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