Journal article

Incidence of severe acquired subglottic stenosis in newborns

Randal Leung, Robert G Berkowitz

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the change in the statewide incidence of severe acquired subglottic stenosis (SGS) in newborns over the past decade. METHODS: Multicenter, statewide retrospective study of all patients under the age of 12 months who were diagnosed with acquired SGS that required surgical intervention by anterior cricoid split (ACS) or tracheostomy between 1993 and 2003. RESULTS: There were 34 patients (19 male; 15 female) with a median age of 4 months at the time of surgery. The primary surgical intervention performed was ACS 20, and tracheostomy 14 (incidence rate of 41%). Subsequently, 11 patients who failed decannulation following ACS underwent tracheostomy. Five patients died due ..

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