Case Presentation: Cricotracheal Resection

Otolaryngologist Alexander Hillel, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Complex Airway Clinic, discusses a case of a young woman who presented with a severely damaged trachea after a weeklong intubation while in a diabetic coma. Scar tissue left her with severe breathing issues and restricted her physical activities. Following a cricotracheal resection, she was able to return to normal activities.

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Alexander Hillel, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Expertise: Airway Disorders, Dysphonia, Laryngeal Disorders, Laryngeal Stenosis, Laryngeal Surgery, Otolaryngology, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis , Voice Problems   Research Interests: Tracheal transplantation; ...

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