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December 1974

Congenital Laryngotracheoesophageal Cleft

Author Affiliations

From the ENT Department (Drs. Berkovits, Bos, and Struben) and the Department of Radiography (Dr. Van Es), "Dijkzigt" University Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, Sophia Children's Hospital and Infant Clinic, Rotterdam, Netherlands (Dr. Vervat).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(6):442-443. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040456006

A congenital laryngotracheoesophageal cleft was successfully closed surgically. Decannulation was impossible due to the presence of a subglottic stenosis, which was treated by prolonged nasotracheal intubation.