• A new procedure corrects glottic incompetence in patients following extended horizontal partial laryngectomy. The procedure consists of making vertical, cartilaginous cuts to collapse one half of the cricoid cartilage to a fixed midline position. In selected patients, this procedure has been demonstrated to permit decannulation where conventional methods have failed.
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