Laryngotracheal Reconstruction at Relapsing Polychondritis


Karaman E. , Duman C., Cansiz H. , Yilmaz M. , IBRAHIMOV M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.21, ss.211-212, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181c50f7d
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.211-212

Özet

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is characterized by chronic, recurrent episodes of inflammation with eventual degeneration of cartilaginous tissues including the ears, nose, larynx, trachea, and so on. Tracheobronchomalacia and airway stenosis may be seen in RP. In this report, we describe 3 female patients presenting with progressive dyspnea owing to laryngotracheal involvement of RP who under-went laryngotracheal reconstruction.