Introduction: Congenital stridor and dyspnoe are caused by laryngomalacia in most cases. Aim: In this article we present a new, surgical method for treating severe laryngomalacia in patients under the age of 1, where ultrapulsated (UDP) laser beam is used for supraglottoplasty. Ultra dream pulse laser creates lesser thermical side damage in the tissue, therefore the risk of postoperative laryngeal oedema and scarring is lower. Method: We present 10 cases and the endoscopic UDP-laser surgery of patients under the age of 1 with severe laryngomalacia. Results: After the surgery the stridorous symptoms disappeared, and there was no evidence of postoperative laryngeal oedema, there was no need for reoperation or tracheotomy in any of the cases. Conclusion: UDP-laser surgery of laryngomalacia is proven to be a safe and effective surgial modality. During the follow up visits we experienced neither recurrence of stridor nor laryngeal scarring.
|Translated title of the contribution||Endoscopic ultra dream pulse laser surgery of laryngomalacia: Our experiences gained during the introduction of the method in Hungary|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1 2017|
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