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Larynx: implants and stents

Author(s): Sittel, Christian

Journal: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
ISSN 1865-1011

Volume: 8;
Start page: Doc04;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: glottic insufficiency | glottal gap | injection laryngoplasty | thyroplasty | laryngotracheal stenosis

In the human larynx, implants a primarily used for the correction of glottis insufficiency. In a broader sense laryngeal stents may be considered as implants as well. Laryngeal implants can be differentiated into injectable and solid. The most important representatives of both groups are discussed in detail along with the respective technique of application. Laryngeal stents are primarily used perioperatively. Different types and their use are presented.
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