New silicone tube placement therapy for patients with an anterior glottic web

J Laryngol Otol Suppl. 2009;(31):97-9. doi: 10.1017/S0022215109005179.


An anterior glottic web in adults comprises a bridge of scar tissue commonly formed as a result of iatrogenic laryngeal injury. Traditionally, procedures such as transcervical midline thyrotomy and keel placement have been used to repair this condition. However, we recently repaired an anterior glottic web using a new surgical procedure involving a silicone tube instead of a keel. We herein report this case, in which we placed a silicone tube at the anterior commissure after resection of an anterior glottic web, under endolaryngeal microsurgery, without performing a tracheostomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cicatrix / surgery*
  • Female
  • Glottis / physiopathology
  • Glottis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Papilloma / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Silicones / therapeutic use*
  • Suture Techniques
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Voice Quality*


  • Silicones