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Laryngotracheal stenosis

Adnan Ekinci, Sema Koc, Ahmet Serhat Erdoğan, Hakan Kesici
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the prophylactic effect simvastatin of and mitomycin C (MMC) on laryngeal and tracheal stenosis in tracheotomised rats by histopathological evaluation of laryngotracheal segment. Randomized prospective single-blind. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Standard vertical tracheotomy was performed on 24 rats. Then the animals were randomly divided into three groups as A, B and C. In group A 0.4 mg/day once daily mitomycin C was injected to the paratracheal region for 14 days...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Belgin Erhan, Rahsan Kemerdere, Osman Kizilkilic, Berrin Gunduz, Murat Hanci
Background: Paraplegia following thoracic spinal surgery or abdominal operations is usually attributed to spinal cord ischemia due to interruption of the segmental spinal vascular supply. Alternatively, the etiology of spinal cord ischemia following cervical surgery is less clear. Case Description: A 14-year-old male became acutely tetraplegic with a C4 sensory level and sphincteric dysfunction 12 h following surgery for tracheal stenosis due to prior intubation...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Adil Aldhahrani, Jason Powell, Shameem Ladak, Mahmoud Ali, Simi Ali, Bernard Verdon, Jeffrey Pearson, Chris Ward
OBJECTIVE: Gastroesophageal reflux is thought to be a risk factor for laryngotracheal stenosis. Bile acids are a component of gastric refluxate and have previously been implicated in the development of fibrosis in other airway subsites. There is clear evidence that bile acids reflux into the upper airway. We therefore investigated the potential role of bile acids in the pathophysiology of laryngotracheal fibrosis and stenosis, specifically investigating the highly conserved process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
February 5, 2018: Laryngoscope
Hamdi Taşlı, Hakan Birkent, Mustafa Gerek
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune and inflammatory disease, particularly characterized by recurrent inflammation of the hyaline cartilage. Laryngotracheal involvement in RP is the most serious complication that is observed in 50% of the patients and may lead to a life-threatening condition. The most common cause of death is laryngotracheal stenosis associated with lung infections or severe respiratory insufficiency that may be observed in 10%-50% of the patients. In this study, three RP patients comprising a child with isolated laryngotracheal stenosis have been presented...
June 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Christine M Pauken, Richard Heyes, David G Lott
The larynx sometimes requires repair and reconstruction due to cancer resection, trauma, stenosis, or developmental disruptions. Bioengineering has provided some scaffolding materials and initial attempts at tissue engineering, especially of the trachea, have been made. The critical issues of providing protection, maintaining a patent airway, and controlling swallowing and phonation, require that the regenerated laryngotracheal cartilages must have mechanical and material properties that closely mimic native tissue...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
W Cohen, D M Wynne, S Lloyd, R B Townsley
OBJECTIVES: This study reports vocal function in a cross-section of children with subglottic stenosis. Each child had a history of laryngotracheal reconstruction and/or cricotracheal resection surgery. Vocal function was measured using laryngoscopy, acoustic analysis, perceptual evaluation and impact of voice on quality of life. DESIGN: All patients aged >5 years with history of laryngotracheal reconstruction and/or cricotracheal resection surgery at the Scottish National Complex Airways service were invited to participate...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
Mursalin M Anis, Natalia Krynetskaia, Zhigen Zhao, Evgeny Krynetskiy, Ahmed M S Soliman
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Despite wide adoption of strategies to prevent injury from prolonged intubation and tracheotomy, acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (ALTS) has not disappeared. ALTS' persistence may be due to patient factors that confer unique susceptibility for some. We sought to identify genetic markers in genes associated with wound healing that could be associated with ALTS. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: One hundred thirty-eight patients were recruited, 53 patients with ALTS and 85 control patients who underwent intubation or tracheotomy without evidence of ALTS...
November 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
Jennifer F Ha, Lynn Driver, David A Zopf
OBJECTIVES: Significant advances in laryngotracheal reconstruction over the last few decades have revolutionised the management of paediatric patients with complex congenital or acquired airway stenosis. The primary aim of laryngotracheal reconstruction has focused primarily on airway and surgery specific outcomes, often at the expense of voice, as well as swallowing function, which are all intricately related. There is currently a paucity of data on swallowing outcome. The goal of this paper is to review and discuss the existing research on the impact of laryngotracheal on swallowing...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Christina L Costantino, John L Niles, Cameron D Wright, Douglas J Mathisen, Ashok Muniappan
BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is associated with development of subglottic stenosis in about one-fourth of all patients. Although endoscopic management is the primary treatment method for tracheobronchial stenosis, some patients have refractory disease, and tracheostomy is required. It is unclear if laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction (LTRR) can be safely performed in patients with GPA. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 11 patients with GPA undergoing LTRR...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
David F Smith, Alessandro de Alarcon, Niall D Jefferson, Meredith E Tabangin, Michael J Rutter, Robin T Cotton, Catherine K Hart
Objectives Suprastomal stents are routinely used in laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR) to stabilize grafts and provide framework to sites of repair. However, the duration of stenting varies according to patient history and physician preference. We examined outcomes of short- versus long-term stenting in children with subglottic stenosis (SGS) undergoing LTR. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care pediatric hospital. Subjects and Methods Thirty-six children <18 years old who underwent double-stage LTR for SGS from January 2012 to January 2015 were included...
February 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
G X Wang, J Zhao, J Zhang, X Ni
Laryngotracheal stenosis includes congenital laryngotracheal stenosis and secondary laryngotracheal stenosis. Congenital laryngotracheal anomalies are rare, accounting for 0.3%-1.0% of all laryngotracheal stenosis(LTS). Despite the management of pediatric LTS over the past 30 years had been considerable improved, primary surgery still failed in a significant number of complex LTS cases. In some severe LTS cases combined with glottic stenosis, the primary surgery failed around 30%, even with the latest available techniques...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
L J Ma, Y Xiao, Q W Yang, J Wang
Objective: To analyze the efficacy of laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, and to discuss the prevention of complication. Methods: The clinical outcomes of seventy patients with acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, treated with laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction were retrospectively reviewed between January 2007 and December 2016. The degree of stenosis was classified according to Myer-Cotton classification as follows: grade Ⅱ(n=7), grade Ⅲ(n=38) and grade Ⅳ(n=27)...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Tracy Cheng, David Carpenter, Seth Cohen, David Witsell, Dennis O Frank-Ito
OBJECTIVE: Very little is known about the impact of laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) on inspiratory airflow and resistance, especially in air hunger states. This study investigates the effect of LTS on airway resistance and volumetric flow across three different inspiratory pressures. METHODS: Head-and-neck computed tomography scans of 11 subjects from 2010 to 2016 were collected. Three-dimensional reconstructions of the upper airway from the nostrils to carina, including the oral cavity, were created for one subject with a normal airway and for 10 patients with LTS...
October 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
Lluís Nisa, Pedro Teiga, Gustavo Barreto da Cunha, Biswanath Roy, Riza Onder Gunaydin, Kishore Sandu
Open reconstructive upper airway surgery for laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), whether for subglottic or tracheal stenosis, constitutes a group of complex approaches. LTS requiring open reconstruction is overall rare and primarily performed at tertiary centres. This poses an obvious challenge for the acquisition and maintenance of surgical skills for this group of complex approaches. In this context, animal models provide a unique opportunity for open reconstructive airway surgery training. Such models ought to take into consideration ethical aspects, be easily available and easy to maintain, and have similar macroscopic anatomical features to the human laryngotracheal frame...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Venkata S P B Durvasula, Sara C Shalin, Ozlem E Tulunay-Ugur, James Y Suen, Gresham T Richter
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 cadaveric study. METHODS: Seven cadaveric laryngotracheal complexes of normal adults with intact cricothyroid membranes were acquired...
October 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
Jaime de la Fuente, C Gaelyn Garrett, Robert Ossoff, Kim Vinson, David O Francis, Alexander Gelbard
OBJECTIVE: To examine the distribution of clinic and operative pathology in a tertiary care laryngology practice. METHODS: Probability density and cumulative distribution analyses (Pareto analysis) was used to rank order laryngeal conditions seen in an outpatient tertiary care laryngology practice and those requiring surgical intervention during a 3-year period. RESULTS: Among 3783 new clinic consultations and 1380 operative procedures, voice disorders were the most common primary diagnostic category seen in clinic (n = 3223), followed by airway (n = 374) and swallowing (n = 186) disorders...
November 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Michael K Murphy, Kevin M Motz, Dacheng Ding, Linda Yin, Madhavi Duvvuri, Michael Feeley, Alexander T Hillel
OBJECTIVE: Management of laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) remains primarily surgical, with a critical need to identify targets for adjuvant therapy. Laryngotracheal stenosis scar fibroblasts exhibit a profibrotic phenotype with distinct metabolic shifts, including an increased glycolysis/oxidative phosphorylation ratio. This study examines the effects of the glutamine antagonist 6-diazo-5-oxo-l-norleucine (DON) on collagen production, gene expression, proliferation, and metabolism of human LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
September 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
Kathrine Kronberg Jakobsen, Christian Grønhøj, David H Jensen, Anne Fischer-Nielsen, Thomas Hjuler, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) can be either congenital or acquired. Laryngeal stenosis is most often encountered after prolonged intubation. The mechanism for stenosis following intubation is believed to be hypertrophic scarring. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) therapy has shown promising results in regenerative medicine. We aimed to systematically review the literature on MSC therapy for stenosis of the conductive airways. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Google Scholar and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched from January 1980-January 2017 with the purpose of identifying all studies addressing the effect of MSC therapy on the airway...
2017: PloS One
Saravanam Prasanna Kumar, Arunachalam Ravikumar, Johnson Thanka
Iatrogenic laryngotracheal injury is the most serious complication of endotracheal intubation since this method of establishing airway was first described by Eugene Bouchut in 1858. Even today, subglottic stenosis is the most dreaded complication of intubation. This animal study is focused on the host tissue response to intubation induced injury resulting in subglottic stenosis and methods to prevent this complication. To assess the role of topically applied Mitomycin-C and Triamcinolone Acetonide in wound healing process following post-extubation subglottic injury...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
François Gorostidi, Cécile Courbon, Marco Burki, Antoine Reinhard, Kishore Sandu
OBJECTIVE: Upper airway malacia highly complicates the treatment of benign laryngotracheal stenosis, and no ideal option is available to date. We here explore the use of extraluminal biodegradable splints in an animal model of long-segment anterior tracheomalacia (TM). We show the efficacy, as well as the tissue tolerance, of a custom-made biodegradable extraluminal device surgically inserted around the trachea. STUDY DESIGN: Preclinical animal study. METHODS: Anterior TM was induced in rabbits through an anterior neck approach by removing eight consecutive anterior tracheal rings without damaging the underlying mucosa...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
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