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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Subglottic stenosis newborn

01/20/2010

Question:

my baby was born with TOFS (OA) he was intubated when he had his repair when he was a day old. he was extubated at ten days old an at 5 weeks old he then had a trachestomy through his intubation (subglottic stenosis) i would like to know the success rates of trachestomy removal?

Answer:

It is impossible to give a definitive answer. It depends to a large degree on the severity of the stenosis as well as the experience of the surgeon.

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Response by:

Charles Monroe Myer III, MD Charles Monroe Myer III, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati