New silicone tube placement therapy for patients with an anterior glottic web.

The Journal of laryngology and otology

PubMedID: 19460213

Umeno H, Chitose S, Ueda Y, Kurita T, Mihashi H, Nakashima T. New silicone tube placement therapy for patients with an anterior glottic web. J Laryngol Otol. 2009;123 Suppl 3197-9.
An anterior glottic web in adults comprises a bridge of scar tissue commonly formed as a result of iatrogenic laryngeal injury. Traditionally, procedures such as transcervical midline thyrotomy and keel placement have been used to repair this condition. However, we recently repaired an anterior glottic web using a new surgical procedure involving a silicone tube instead of a keel. We herein report this case, in which we placed a silicone tube at the anterior commissure after resection of an anterior glottic web, under endolaryngeal microsurgery, without performing a tracheostomy.