Within the last five years we have treated 22 patients with acute external laryngotracheal injuries. The cases were predominantly young males in their active years of life. Trauma by road traffic accident was very common. Most of our cases required surgical exploration and repair. Tracheostomy was done in 17 cases to rest the larynx, prevent infection, ulceration and granulation or scar tissue development. Stenosis at the laryngeal or subglottic level was found in 3 cases, tracheal stenosis in 1 case, dysphonia due to abductor paresis in 3 cases and aphonia in 1 case. Immediate stenting was not performed since the laryngeal framework in our cases was considered good. Our results showed good patency of airway and phonation in 17 cases.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Southeast Asian Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|