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Subglottic Stenosis Complicating Cardiac Surgery in Children

Kevin D. Pereira; Ron B. Mitchell; Ramzi T. Younis; Rande H. Lazar
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From the Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis, and Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, Tenn.


1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1997;111(6):1769-1772. doi:10.1378/chest.111.6.1769
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Abstract

Objective: To highlight the incidence of subglottic stenosis (SGS) as a complication of surgery for congenital heart disease and the role of single-stage laryngotracheoplasty in treating this complication.

Design: Retrospective case series.

Setting: University-based referral center specializing in surgery for congenital heart disease and complex airway problem management.

Intervention: Laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR).

Main outcome measure: Successful airway expansion.

Results: At last follow-up, 87.5% (7 of 8) of patients remain free of obstructive airway symptoms.

Conclusion: SGS can complicate surgery for congenital heart disease in children. Single-stage LTR is an effective treatment modality for this problem.


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