Subglottic Stenosis

Subglottic stenosis is a narrowing in the voicebox under the vocal cords. It is usually due to intubation at birth for prematurity.  Some cases have never been intubated and are congenital

I have been researching subglottic stenosis for 20 years and have been involved in a number of innovations

Traditionally a child with subglottic stenosis would have a tracheostomy to bypass the obstruction.  At about 1-2 years the narrowing would be expanded using rib cartilage.

More recently techniques have been developed to avoid tracheostomy.  These include single stage techniques and endoscopic techniques


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