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The Butterfly Procedure: A New Technique and Review of the Literature for Treating Anterior Laryngeal Webs

Authors
Journal
Journal of Voice
0892-1997
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2009.03.005
Keywords
  • Anterior Glottic Web
  • Laryngeal Web
  • Congenital Laryngeal Anomalies

Abstract

Summary Congenital laryngeal webs, subglottic stenosis, and laryngeal atresia result from various degrees of failure of airway recanalization as a spectrum. The symptoms also range from asymptomatic to dysphonia and severe airway obstruction. There are a number of methods for management of symptomatic patients. In this article, we discuss a new procedure that was used in the management of two anterior laryngeal web patients with relatively acceptable results.

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