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Supracricoide subtotal reconstructive laryngectomies with cricohyoidoepiglotopexy and cricohyoidopexy were introduced to radically treat laryngeal tumors in selected patients while respecting laryngeal functions (swallowing, phonation and respiration). Dyspnea is a short-term complication of these surgical approaches that is avoided by temporary tracheostomy. Laryngeal stenosis after subtotal reconstructive laryngectomies are rare and delay decannulation. We present a case report of a patient who underwent a supracricoid reconstructive laryngectomy with cricohyoidoepiglotopexy who developed a rare postoperative complication characterized by tilted downwards epiglottis with posterior swing causing a laryngeal stenosis and delaying decannulation. This complication was successful with CO2 laser surgery.
Received: 11/09/2016 - Accepted: 17/10/2016
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