A Novel Surgical Treatment for Posterior Glottic Stenosis Using Thyroid Ala Cartilage – A Case Report and Literature Review

Posterior glottic stenosis (PGS) describes a laryngeal disorder in which worsening degrees of scarring limit abduction of the vocal folds and/or arytenoids. It can be congenital or acquired. Generally, the acquired form is the result of chronic endotracheal tube trauma to the posterior larynx.Symptoms of acquired PGS usually begin four to eight weeks after extubation, and present as gradually worsening stridor and shortness of breath as the laryngeal obstruction becomes more severe. Without intervention, PGS can cause total obstruction and respiratory failure.
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

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