What is the efficacy and safety of bioabsorbable miniplates as an alternative to autologous grafts in single-stage laryngotracheal reconstruction for subglottic stenosis?
Explore this issue:August 2010
Background: Since the 1960s, the incidence of acquired subglottic stenosis has dramatically increased due to the improved survival of low birth weight infants and the increased use of long-term endotracheal intubation in neonates. The majority of laryngotracheal airway expansion procedures for mild to moderate subglottic stenosis have relied on the use of autologous cartilage grafts. This study presents an alternative to this method, bioabsorbable miniplating.
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