Cricoid Collapse: A New Technique for Management of Glottic Incompetence

Hugh F. Biller, Mark Urken

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A new procedure corrects glottic incompetence in patients following extended horizontal partial laryngectomy. The procedure consists of making vertical, cartilaginous cuts to collapse one half of the cricoid cartilage to a fixed midline position. In selected patients, this procedure has been demonstrated to permit decannulation where conventional methods have failed. (Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:740-741)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)740-741
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1985


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