What is the treatment for laryngotracheal stenosis?

What is the treatment for laryngotracheal stenosis?

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There are several treatments for children with laryngotracheal stenosis, including:

  • Airway reconstructions with grafts and stents, using state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
  • Dilation of the airway using balloons and other means. These procedures manipulate narrowed soft tissue areas to enlarge the airway.
  • Scar resections from the airway with open and endoscopic surgery. Microsurgical techniques, sometimes with the use of lasers, can remove scar tissue and improve breathing.
  • Tracheostomy, a procedure where a tube is placed through the neck into the windpipe to stabilize breathing until the condition can be permanently corrected.

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