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Isolated Pediatric Supraglottic Stenosis Managed Using Plasma Ablation: A Case Report

Shivjee Prasanth, Sachin Singh, Joseph L Mathew

Keywords : Decannulation, Dysphagia, Plasma ablation, Supraglottic stenosis

Citation Information : Prasanth S, Singh S, Mathew JL. Isolated Pediatric Supraglottic Stenosis Managed Using Plasma Ablation: A Case Report. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2020; 54 (2):62-63.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1369

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


We describe the technique of plasma ablation (PA) used for releasing supraglottic stenosis (SS). Supraglottic stenosis is associated with the history of airway manipulation or surgery causing chronic laryngeal edema and thereby stenosis. This usually manifests as decannulation failures and often associated with dysphagia and aspiration. A child presented to the emergency with distress following ingestion of green chillis and was intubated. Further developed aspiration pneumonia and fiberoptic endoscopy revealed cricopharyngeal stricture (CPS) and SS. Child was taken up for the release with PA and decannulated successfully. Supraglottic stenosis can be safely treated using PA as an alternative to LASER.

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