Laryngotracheal Complications in Intubated COVID-19 Patients

Clin Med Insights Case Rep. 2021 May 28;14:11795476211020590. doi: 10.1177/11795476211020590. eCollection 2021.


During the current COVID-19 pandemic, several emerging cases of laryngotracheal stenosis following prolonged intubation and tracheostomy are being reported. The patients' pre-existing comorbidities, the disease itself and the pronation maneuvers increase the risk for endolaryngeal and tracheal damage. In this commentary, we report 4 such patients with acquired severe laryngotracheal stenosis. We describe their airway lesions, the surgical treatment they received, and the outcomes.

Keywords: COVID-19; laryngotracheal stenosis.

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