Subglottic Stenosis Complicating Cardiac Surgery in Children

by Dr. Rande Lazar on June 13, 2009

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is the founder of Otolaryngology Consultants, an ear, nose and throat practice located in Memphis, TN, and is also an experienced Memphis-based Otolaryngologist and surgeon himself. Dr. Lazar specializes in pediatric ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. He also treats children’s larynx (voice box) and hearing disorders. Along with these, Dr. Rande Lazar also has many years of experience in pediatric and adult sleep and snoring disorders, respiratory disorders, and a vast range of other head and neck problems.

Article Abstract:

Children in whom cardiac surgery is performed frequently need mechanical ventilation in the immediate postoperative period. Although this life-supporting modality is critically important in determining the outcome of the procedure, it can lead to debilitating laryngotracheal injury. The most common cause of acquired laryngeal stenosis is endotracheal tube injury, which accounts for approximately 95% of all cases of laryngeal stenosis.

Read the full article as a PDF here: Subglottic Stenosis Complicating Cardiac Surgery in Children

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