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Classification of laryngotracheal stenosis.
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PMID:  1453837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventy-two cases of laryngotracheal stenosis treated from 1981 through 1991 were reviewed to develop a system of classification which would be useful in predicting the outcome of treatment. Decannulation and absence of dyspnea after exertion were the criteria of successful management. The probability of decannulation over time was computed using the Kaplan-Meier technique. Cox multiple regression analysis was used to determine the effects of independent variables (age, sex, etiology, site of stenosis, length of stenosis, diameter of stenosis, and surgical technique) on treatment success. The only factors with a significant effect on the outcome were site of stenosis and diameter of stenosis. A classification into four clinical stages of stenosis based on site of lesion was shown to effectively predict the likelihood of successful decannulation.
T V McCaffrey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-31     Completed Date:  1992-12-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1335-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 55905.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Intubation, Intratracheal
Laryngostenosis / classification*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Proportional Hazards Models
Time Factors
Tracheal Stenosis / classification*,  pathology,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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