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September 1977

Composite Hyoid Sternohyoid Muscle Grafts in HumansIts Use in Reconstruction of Subglottic Stenosis and the Anterior Tracheal Wall

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(9):531-534. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780260061006

• Successful results were achieved in three of four human cases of glottic, subglottic, and tracheal stenosis by using composite hyoid bone-muscle pedicle. A technique is used to create and interposition the grafts to widen the lumen and to provide structural support. The vital composite hyoid bone-muscle graft interposition technique offers a promising method for the solution of difficult cases of glottic, subglottic, and tracheal stenosis. Abandonment of previous long-term dilations is recommended in favor of early surgical restoration of a widened airway.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:531-534, 1977)