Improved canine model for laryngotracheal stenosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a serious challenge for the otolaryngologist. Although progress has been made in preventing and treating LTS, more research is required. Existing canine models for LTS incur high mortality and morbidity, require relatively complicated procedures or costly equipment, entail lengthy waiting periods, or have unpredictable results. A simple, reliable, and inexpensive procedure, requiring no tracheotomy, is described for creating a canine model for LTS research. The new improved model is compared with previous models described in the literature. It will be especially useful for short-term studies of subglottic or tracheal stenosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eliashar, R; Eliachar, I; Gramlich, T; Esclamado, R; Strome, M

Published Date

  • January 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 84 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 10629488

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0194-5998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0194-5998(00)70149-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England