Slide tracheoplasty

Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;73:58-62. doi: 10.1159/000334301. Epub 2012 Mar 29.


Slide tracheoplasty, first described in 1989, has become the procedure of choice for long segment tracheal stenosis and complete tracheal rings. Although a challenging surgery with higher mortality than other open airway procedures, this technique offers a successful alternative for parents who just a couple decades ago had no reasonable surgical option. We describe the management of long segment tracheal stenosis using the slide tracheoplasty highlighting the surgical pearls necessary for success.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical / methods
  • Humans
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Trachea / surgery*
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome