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November 1985

Cricoid Collapse: A New Technique for Management of Glottic Incompetence

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(11):740-741. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800130072008

• 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.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:740-741)

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