Airway Reconstruction

Airway Reconstruction

Airway reconstruction is any procedure designed to remove or expand a portion of the air passage between the larynx (voice box), the pharynx (back of mouth and nose) and the trachea (windpipe). Windpipe disorders are rare, but potentially life-threatening in children. There are a variety of congenital and acquired conditions which affect the breathing passage in children. The goal of airway reconstruction is to attain sufficient activity without the need for a tracheostomy.

Dr. Paul Digoy is a recognized expert in pediatric and neonatal airway reconstruction and can provide a customized surgical plan for your child.

Five common airway reconstruction procedures:

  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  • Cricotracheal resection
  • Tracheal resection
  • Slide tracheoplasty
  • Endoscopic laryngotracheal cleft repair

Accurate diagnosis is the first step of successful treatment of any airway anomaly. At Pediatric ENT of Oklahoma we are committed to your child’s long-term quality of life.

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