Endoscopic posterior costal cartilage graft placement for acute management of pediatric bilateral vocal fold paralysis without tracheostomy

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Oct;72(10):1555-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2008.06.015. Epub 2008 Aug 8.


Endoscopic posterior cricoid split with costal cartilage graft stabilization has previously been shont to allow for glottic/infraglottic expansion in children with long standing vocal fold paralysis. We report on an extension of this technique to use in the acute setting in the management of acute BVP in children with acute upper airway obstructive symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Airway Obstruction / surgery
  • Cartilage / transplantation*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cricoid Cartilage / surgery*
  • Endoscopy / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Laser Therapy
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Ribs / surgery
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis / surgery*