Improved canine model for laryngotracheal stenosis

Ron Eliashar, Isaac Eliachar*, Terry Gramlich, Ramon Esclamado, Marshal Strome

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)84-90
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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*Dr Eliashar is currently at the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital and received a fellowship from the American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel.


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