[Recent modifications of Rethi's operation (author's transl)].

  title={[Recent modifications of Rethi's operation (author's transl)].},
  author={J M Pelisse},
  journal={Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico faciale : bulletin de la Societe d'oto-laryngologie des hopitaux de Paris},
  volume={95 4-5},
  • J M Pelisse
  • Published 1978 in
    Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie…
Rethi's operation for laryngotracheal stenosis is discussed, together with P. Aboulker's modifications (hollow teflon intralaryngeal tube surrounding a fenestrated tracheal canula, which can be moved rapidly). The tube has been modified and its length can be more easily adjusted. Its extremities are rounded and polished (less risk of trauma), and it has an upper diaphragm which has a temporary action but is very useful for avoiding wrong directions in the first days of use.