Endoscopic treatment of subglottic and tracheal stenosis by radial laser incision and dilation.

@article{Shapshay1987EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic treatment of subglottic and tracheal stenosis by radial laser incision and dilation.},
  author={Stanley M Shapshay and John F Beamis and Roger Hybels and R K Bohigian},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1987},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={661-4}
}
Five patients with severe fibrous subglottic and tracheal stenosis were treated by endoscopic radial laser incision and dilation using both carbon dioxide and neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet lasers. Good results were noted without complications in all patients in a follow-up period of at least 1 year. Careful selection of patients, excluding those with tracheal collapse or tracheomalacia, and preservation of tracheal epithelium with minimal heat and mechanical trauma are considered essential… CONTINUE READING