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Our airway team is highly experienced in laryngotracheoplasty, also know as laryngotracheal reconstruction. It is a surgery to expand and repair an airway using pieces of cartilage (grafts) taken from your child’s rib, ear or thyroid (depending on how much cartilage is needed).
Laryngotracheplasty is used to treat tracheal stenosis or subglottic stenosis. It can be conducted in one step or two, depending on whether a temporary tracheostomy (an opening in through the neck into the trachea) is required.
During this procedure, the narrowed portion of your child’s windpipe is cut and then widened using small pieces of cartilage taken from the rib cage, ear or thyroid. These grafts are used like spacers to enlarge the airway. New healthy tissue will grow around the graft and become part of the airway.
The recovery approach depends on how the procedure is performed:
To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3795.
For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”