MARCO ISLAND, FL-Doctors said they have successfully corrected anterior commissure web formation in papilloma patients with a unique endoscopic microflap laryngoplasty that actually makes use of excess tissue produced in patients with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.
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In an oral presentation at the combined section meeting of the Triological Society here, Lee Akst, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL, demonstrated and described treatment of five patients who developed the webbing.
Endoscopic microflap layngoplasty utilizing redundant papillomatous epithelium is an effective strategy for lengthening the glottal aperture and enhancing anterior glottic-subglottal exposure for future recurrent respiratory papillomatosis treatment, Dr. Akst said. This approach combines precise cold instrument phonomicrosurgical techniques to manage the web while using an angiolytic laser to precisely involute the diseased epithelium.