Open Access Mini Review

Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis

Christine M Carmichael*

Woolfolk School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Our Lady of the Lake University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 31, 2021;  Published Date: July 16, 2021


The treatment of idiopathic subglottic stenosis is a challenge. There is no consensus regarding efficacious treatments that prevent restenosis and granulation formation. Commonly used in-office and surgical procedures are reviewed. Patient compliance and follow-up is imperative in the quest to prevent recurrence.

Keywords: Idiopathic; Subglottic; Stenosis; Surgery; Treatment

Abbreviations: ISGS: Idiopathic subglottic stenosis; COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CO2: Carbon dioxide; PFTs: Pulmonary function tests; PVFM: Paradoxical vocal fold motion

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