Subglottic stenosis complicating cardiac surgery in children

Kevin D. Pereira, Ron B. Mitchell, Ramzi T. Younis, Rande H. Lazar

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Objective: To highlight the incidence of subglottic stenosis (SGS) as a complication of surgery for congenital heart disease and the role of single- stage laryngotracheoplasty in treating this complication. Design: Retrospective case series. Setting: University-based referral center specializing in surgery for congenital heart disease and complex airway problem management. Intervention: Laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR). Main outcome measure: successful airway expansion. Results: At last follow-up, 87.5% (7 of 8) of patients remain free of obstructive airway symptoms. Conclusion: SGS can complicate surgery for congenital heart disease in children. Single-stage LTR is an effective treatment modality for this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1769-1772
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Complication
  • Subglottic stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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