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Endoscopic management of posttraumatic supraglottic stenosis in the pediatric population.
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PMID:  20888074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric blunt laryngeal trauma is a rare and potentially life-threatening entity. External injuries can be misleading, and a high index of suspicion, as well as early intervention, is essential to achieve the best possible outcome. The authors of this report review the management of blunt laryngeal trauma in the pediatric population and describe the endoscopic management of posttraumatic supraglottic stenosis.
METHODS: Methods used were case report from a tertiary referral institution and review of the literature.
RESULTS: We describe the case of a 13-year-old girl whom developed supraglottic stenosis following blunt laryngeal trauma. Innovative endoscopic techniques were used in the successful management of this exceedingly rare entity.
CONCLUSION: Early recognition and intervention are of paramount importance if successful endoscopic management of blunt laryngeal trauma is to be considered.
Johannes Christiaan Oosthuizen; Paul Burns; John Desmond Russell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2011 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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