Repair of type 1-A and 1-B posterior laryngeal clefts

Michael N. Waltzman, John P. Bent

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Posterior laryngeal clefts are part of the continuum of defects that manifest with laryngotracheosophageal clefts. Repair of these defects is mandatory if the patient is in acute airway distress or suffers unremitting symptoms after conservative treatment. Repair of type-1 A clefts has been performed endoscopically; we describe our method of diagnosis and correction and present a brief case report on endoscopic repair of a type 1-B cleft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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