How effective is endoscopic surgical management of adult subglottic stenosis, and what are the treatment outcomes?
Background: Although patients often experience symptomatic improvement of benign subglottic stenosis after endoscopic dilation, recurrence rates remain at 40% to 70% over months/years. Currently, there is no gold standard algorithm for managing subglottic stenosis. In 2002, Eliachar and colleagues published a protocol for subglottic stenosis treatment in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. This study assesses outcomes over a 10-year period.
Explore this issue:March 2014
Study design: Ten-year retrospective review of adult patients with subglottic stenosis.
Setting: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland.