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Narrow Airway Repair (Airway Stenosis Repair)

If your child’s large or small airways have been scarred by trauma or illness, then he or she probably has trouble breathing. Airway stenosis refers to narrowing of the larger airways and is sometimes also called laryngotracheal stenosis.

At the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology we use advanced techniques for treatment of this condition, including:

  • Airway reconstructions with grafts and stents: These procedures reconstruct the airway using state of the art surgical techniques.
  • Dilation with balloons and other means: These procedures manipulate narrowed soft tissue areas to enlarge the airway.
  • Scar resections from the airway with open and endoscopic surgery: We use microsurgical techniques, sometimes with the use of lasers, to remove scar tissue and improve breathing.

Our pediatric ENT will discuss the best approach for treating your child’s airway stenosis.

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