Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences vol:17 issue:5 pages:415-20
Full-thickness reconstruction of the laryngotracheal wall is needed after tumour removal, and also in patients where lumen augmentation is required to resolve laryngotracheal stenosis. For repairing such defects, several techniques are available. All techniques are more successful when small defects are reconstructed and less successful when there is a major deficit. The main problem with most methods of reconstruction is their unreliable blood supply which becomes most obvious in repairing larger areas.