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Ten-year review of laryngotracheal reconstruction for paediatric airway stenosis.
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PMID:  17316830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To review the outcomes of paediatric patients with laryngotracheal stenosis treated at our institution by laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR). METHODS: A single surgeon personal series retrospective review of case notes over a 10-year period from a single site tertiary referral paediatric otolaryngology department in patients with laryngotracheal stenosis treated with laryngotracheal reconstruction. Evaluation was based on the last laryngotracheal endoscopy, and a retrospective review of the patient's data. RESULTS: Seventy-three open laryngotracheal procedures were undertaken for paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis from the period 1995-2005. Fourteen were cricoid split operations and will be described elsewhere. The remaining 59 procedures were cartilage graft laryngtracheal reconstructions, performed on 53 patients (37 single stage and 16 staged) with 6 having required revisions. CONCLUSIONS: LTR provides good results for subglottic stenosis (SGS) as primary or salvage operations. The procedure has no deleterious effects on laryngeal growth. The causes of failed procedures are discussed.
Namit Agrawal; Myles Black; Gavin Morrison
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-02-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-23     Completed Date:  2007-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  699-703     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology, Evelina Childrens Hospital Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery*
Laryngostenosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  surgery*
Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Severity of Illness Index
Tracheal Stenosis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  surgery*

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