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INVITED REVIEW ARTICLE

Posterior Glottic Stenosis: A Review of Surgical Management Outcomes

Taylor G Lackey, Carolyn A Chabuz, Daniel S Fink

Keywords : Adult, Posterior glottic stenosis, Swallowing, Surgical outcomes, Voice

Citation Information : Lackey TG, Chabuz CA, Fink DS. Posterior Glottic Stenosis: A Review of Surgical Management Outcomes. Int J Head Neck Surg 2022; 13 (1):47-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1524

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

The objective of this review is to describe management options and their success in adults with acquired posterior glottic stenosis (PGS). Literature from PubMed search engine was reviewed, including recent and historical reports covering etiology, surgical techniques, and voice and swallowing outcomes in PGS. Damage to the posterior commissure after intubation is still the most common etiology for acquired PGS, with patients presenting with dyspnea weeks to months after injury. There is a multitude of surgical techniques described, regardless of the technique chosen, PGS is a challenging disease that often requires more than one procedure. Tracheostomy should be considered to secure the airway in the perioperative period, and decannulation is typically successful. Swallowing dysfunction is often temporary, and voice is often stable or improved after surgical intervention. As the laryngologist will continue to face this disease, especially with the recent pandemic, being familiar with various techniques options will be important in providing a safe and functional larynx.


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