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February 1991

Single-Stage Laryngotracheal Reconstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis (Mo) Children's Hospital (Drs Lusk and Muntz); and University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City (Dr Gray).

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117(2):171-173. doi:10.1001/archotol.1991.01870140059006

• The mainstay for repairing subglottic and tracheal stenosis has been the rib graft with prolonged stenting. A refinement of this treatment was the use of the anterior cricoid decompression (split). We present single-stage reconstruction of the airway as an additional refinement of the laryngotracheoplasty. This article describes the experience of two institutions with single-stage reconstruction and offers some observations on the principles of the technique.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:171-173)

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