Histopathology of Acquired Subglottic Stenosis: A Documented Case Report

Gabriel F. Tucker, Leonard Newton, Robert J. Ruben

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The history of a 2,900 g infant who had no stridor at birth and developed subglottic stenosis is presented in detail. The laryngeal lumen, which accepted a 3 mm endotracheal tube at one day of age, diminished to total occlusion at 15 months of age. There was an 8-day intubation and tracheotomy at nine months. At 19 months the patient expired from associated cardiac problems; the larynx was obtained at autopsy and was serially sectioned in the horizontal plane. A series (1mm-Tracer) of 12 sections through the stenotic area is presented. It demonstrates gross distortion of the cricoid cartilage with ossification extending into the right paraglottic larynx.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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