Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2010 Feb 25;74(2):154-60. Epub 2009 Nov 25.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital, Lausanne 1011, Vaud, Switzerland.
Objective: To correlate the postoperative voice outcome to preoperative glottic involvement, following partial cricotracheal resection (PCTR) in children. The glottic involvement was analysed based on the extent of subglottic stenosis (SGS) in the endoscopic image and functional dynamic assessment using flexible endoscopy.
Methods: We conducted an interobserver study in which two ENT surgeons, blinded to one another's interpretation, independently rated the extent of SGS based on the endoscopic image along with the dynamic functional airway assessment, of 108 children who underwent PCTR for grade III or IV stenosis. Read More