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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-27

Acquired subglottic stenosis in a child: A diagnostic dilemma

Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Prasanna Kumar Saravanam
Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Ramchandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/jlv.jlv_12_20

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The most common benign cause of laryngotracheal stenosis is postintubation injury caused by mechanical ventilation in intensive care units. The incidence of postintubation laryngotracheal stenosis in pediatric population is found to be 11.3%. In this report, we present a case of Soft Subglottic Stenosis(SGS) following recurrent intubation in a 3 year old child. Elective tracheostomy and serial dilatation with tracheal intubation stylets was performed which resulted in significant improvement of airway and the child was successfully decannulated. This case report highlights the importance of high index of suspicion in diagnosis of postintubation SGS in a child and reviews the literature in regard to challenges that are faced during evaluation and management of children presenting with stridor.A

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