Gastroesophageal reflux disease as a likely cause of "idiopathic" subglottic stenosis.


The cause of subglottic stenosis (SGS) is unknown for a subgroup of patients in which there is a female predominance. Seven women ranging in age from 39 to 66 years developed symptomatic and progressive SGS. Six of the 7 patients failed to respond to all measures of conservative and radical surgical intervention. After recent thorough evaluation for… (More)


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