• Five infants who developed intubation-related tracheal stenosis were treated surgically with an anterior cricoid split instead of a tracheostomy. This surgery allowed early extubation and discharge of these patients who, on follow-up, have had adequate phonation and no further respiratory compromise. We suggest that this surgery be considered for all infants who develop intubation-related tracheal stenosis.
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