Which surgical procedures are used to ameliorate static glottic airway insufficiency in the treatment of cricoarytenoid (CA) fixation?

Updated: Jul 27, 2021
  • Author: Paul C Bryson, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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The second group of procedures is aimed at ameliorating static glottic airway insufficiency. Standard surgical approaches for treatment of adynamic glottic narrowing include transverse laser cordotomy, partial cordectomy, arytenoidectomy, lateralization procedures, and tracheotomy. Tracheotomy remains the criterion standard for maximizing the airway and preserving phonatory function.

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