Title:
New surgical technique for endoscopic management of anterior glottic web
Authors:
A. Deganello*, O. Gallo*, G. Gitti*, E. de’Campora* and H. Mahieu**
Institutions:
*Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Florence, Italy; **Department of O tolaryngology, Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Keywords:
Glottic web; laryngeal stenosis; laryngeal synechia; complicatio2; COr
Pages:
261 - 264
Abstract:
New surgical technique for endoscopic management of anterior glottic web. Objectives: In this study we report a new endoscopic technique for the management of anterior glottic web (AGW). Previously, various procedures with endoscopic or open surgical approaches have been described for the treatment of symptomatic AGW. We present an original, highly effective endoscopic technique that seems to have several advantages over traditional approaches. Methods: We used this novel technique in a preliminary series of four patients. Us2ng a CO laser, a curvilinear mucosal flap based on the web is elevated from the superior surface of one vocal chord. The web is divided, and the flap is sutured at the inferior surface of the opposite vocal chord, ensuring that no raw surfaces will be left exposed on this side of the larynx. We accurately describe the technique, displaying diagrams of the surgical steps. Results: In three cases, a restoration of the laryngeal airway, with complete resolution of the AGW, was achieved. A limited residual web persisted close to the anterior commissure in the fourth patient. Conclusions: The new endoscopic technique utilized in our preliminary series of patients is a simple, repeatable, and effective surgical procedure for managing AGW.
Issue:
Vol. 6, 2010, 4th trimester


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New surgical technique for endoscopic management of anterior glottic web