HomePhilippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeryvol. 30 no. 2 (2015)

hypopharyngeal, Supraglottic and Subglottic Stenosis after 1-Week Intubation

Niel Khangel S. Reyes

Discipline: Health, Science



Laryngeal stenosis is a partial or complete narrowing of the endolarynx and has many etiologies. Common causes of laryngeal stenosis are iatrogenic (prolonged intubation, laryngeal surgery), external neck trauma, congenital, burns, ingestions, infection, and inflammation (gastroesophageal reflux or Wegener’s). Laryngeal stenosis secondary to trauma usually affects the posterior endolaryngeal region in adults and the subglottic region in children. Patients with mild to moderate laryngeal stenosis are usually asymptomatic and if otherwise, majority of the presenting signs and symptoms are mainly related to the airway, feeding and voice resulting to marked respiratory distress,  ysphagia/odynophagia and altered voice, respectively. We present a case of hypopharyngeal, supraglottic and subglottic stenosis occurring 1 week after intubation.