Effects of supramaximal balloon dilatation pressures on adult cricoid and tracheal cartilage: A cadaveric study.

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Cricoid fracture is a serious concern for balloon dilatation in airway stenosis. Furthermore, there are no studies examining tracheal rupture in balloon dilatation of stenotic segments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of supramaximal pressures of balloons on the cricoid and tracheal rings. STUDY DESIGN Prospective… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/lary.26872

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