Picture of Subglottic Laryngeal Granuloma
and Tracheal Stenosis
This page was last updated: September 17, 2014
This patient was endotracheally intubated for several weeks, before a tracheostomy was performed.  A subglottic intubation granuloma was found when she was unable to speak with a Passy-Muir speaking valve.
When the granuloma was excised, a band of scar tissue partially covering the tracheotomy tube( the blue structure) was discovered..
The tracheotomy tube was replaced with a laser resistant tube and the band of scar tissue was vaporized with the CO2 laser.
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Tracheal Resection and end-to-end Anastomosis
Otolaryngology Houston

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