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Postintubation interarytenoid adhesion.
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PMID:  10961806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interarytenoid fibrous adhesion is a poorly recognized complication of intubation and is frequently confused with bilateral vocal cord paralysis. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for optimal management. Otolaryngologists should constantly remain alert for interarytenoid fibrous scar to establish the diagnosis as early as possible, optimizing the probability of restoring normal breathing and quality of life and avoiding an unnecessary tracheotomy. Surgical laser reduction is appropriate in all cases when other miscellaneous laryngeal injury lesions are eliminated. Direct laryngoscopy with careful examination of the posterior commissure and laryngeal electromyography are the 2 main clinical diagnostic aids contributing to establish the diagnosis.
X Carrat; J Verhulst; S Duroux; P Pescio; F Devars; L Traissac
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-07     Completed Date:  2000-09-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  736-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Deaprtment of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Pellegrin Hospital, University II, Bordeaux, France.
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MeSH Terms
Arytenoid Cartilage*
Cartilage Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*
Laryngeal Muscles / physiopathology
Tissue Adhesions / diagnosis,  etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery

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