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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