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Pediatric endoscopic airway management with posterior cricoid rib grafting †
Article first published online: 25 APR 2011
Copyright © 2011 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 121, Issue 5, pages 1062–1066, May 2011
How to Cite
Provenzano, M. J., Hulstein, S. L., Solomon, D. H., Bauman, N. M., Manaligod, J. M., Kacmarynski, D. S. F. and Smith, R. J. H. (2011), Pediatric endoscopic airway management with posterior cricoid rib grafting . The Laryngoscope, 121: 1062–1066. doi: 10.1002/lary.21579
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2011
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAR 2011 03:46PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 5 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Received: 13 SEP 2010
- posterior glottic expansion;
- costal cartilage;
- posterior glottic stenosis;
- Level of Evidence: 4.
To confirm and extend reported successful treatment of posterior glottic stenosis in pediatric patients using endoscopic laser division of the posterior cricoid plate with augmentation using costal cartilage.
A retrospective chart review and case series.
Medical records were examined to determine the surgical indications, outcomes, and postoperative complications of this procedure.
Twelve patients underwent the procedure, six females and six males, with an average age of 7 years (range, 2–26 years). There were 8/12 (67%) patients successfully decannulated after being tracheostomy dependent. There were no consistent anatomic abnormalities or surgical findings predictive of failure to decannulate. Average hospital stay was 3.6 days (range, 2–9 days). There were no deaths or other major complications; one patient had extrusion.
Endoscopic posterior cricoid grafting is a valuable surgical option for patients with posterior glottic stenosis. The procedure is associated with low morbidity and permits decannulation in the majority of patients.