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September 1973

Posterior and Complete Laryngeal (Glottic) Stenosis

Author Affiliations

From Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(3):170-175. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020178007

Posterior glottic stenosis may occur as a separate entity or as a part of complete glottic stenosis. Posterior glottic stenosis is repaired using a superiorly based mucosal flap.

Mucosal pedicled flaps, skin or mucous membrane grafts, are necessary when repairing complete glottic stenosis, unless the involvement is limited to the true vocal cords. A conforming silicone laryngeal stent is inserted following this repair. The techniques for these repairs are described and illustrated.

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