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Use of the carbon dioxide laser with the Montgomery T-tube in the management of extensive subglottic stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1431526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subglottic and tracheal stenosis frequently present difficulties in management. Two cases of subglottic stenosis occurring after prolonged endotracheal intubation are presented where the vertical length of complete obstruction by scar tissue was greater than 2.5 cm. One case was successfully managed by the use of the laser and immediate insertion of a stent. The other case still requires subglottic stenting, although an excellent lumen was established by laser vaporization of the stenosed segment.
E Whitehead; M A Salam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-22     Completed Date:  1992-12-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  829-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hull Royal Infirmary, North Humberside.
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MeSH Terms
Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects*
Laryngostenosis / etiology,  surgery*
Laser Therapy*
Middle Aged
Tracheal Stenosis / etiology,  surgery*

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