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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Endoscopic management of subglottic stenosis

ENT Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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MBBCH Bashaer Ahmad Abdullah
ENT Department, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.273966

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Objective: To assess the possibility of restoring normal breathing for cases of subglottic stenosis by simple endoscopic dilatation. Methods: Retrospective review of all subglottic stenosis cases with tracheostomy that presented between 1999 and 2008 to King Abdulaziz Aziz University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The review mainly involved cases who underwent endoscopic laser dilatation. Result: Out of 21 cases, about 50% were decanulaed after endoscopic CO2 laser dilatation with a total mean of further procedures being 1.4. Conclusion: Decision of open airway reconstruction should be carefully made even for higher grades since some may benefit from simple dilatation.

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