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November 1992

International Workshop of Pediatric Laryngotracheal Stenosis

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(11):1152. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880110016002

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At the first meeting of The International Workshop of Pediatric Laryngotracheal Stenosis held in Leeds Castle, Maidstone, England, from July 24 through 27, 1991, 20 distinguished pediatric otolaryngologists, pathologists, and researchers gathered for 3 days of intense discussion on the difficult problem of pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (PLTS). For those who attended, the workshop was an unprecedented opportunity for frank discussion about current methods of evaluation and treatment of PLTS.

Material presented on the first day set the stage for the sessions to follow, outlining recent developments and observations on the incidence, pathogenesis, and prevention of PLTS. An interdisciplinary approach, with active participation among otolaryngology, neonatology, and other departments, was advocated as the best approach to prevent PLTS. Results of clinical and animal studies were presented, along with the benefits and problems of each category. Continued debate on the assessment and staging of PLTS makes comparison of studies difficult, but no

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