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June 1970

Total Reconstruction of the Cervical Trachea

Author Affiliations

Newark, NJ
From the Head and Neck Division, Black-Stevenson Memorial Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, Newark, NJ.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;91(6):501-504. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.00770040731001

Stenosis of the trachea, not amenable to repair by resection and direct anastomosis, lends itself to reconstruction by the technique devised by Grillo, employing polypropylene rings buried in a skin flap. These rings provide the necessary rigidity for maintainance of the cervical airway, as illustrated in the case reported.

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