Watch airway surgeons describe slide tracheoplasty. In this surgery, the narrowed trachea is divided across the middle of the stenosis. The back of the lower tracheal segment is incised and the front of the upper tracheal segment is incised. The opened ends are then slid onto each other and sutured in place to create an airway which is twice as wide and half as long.
Related Centers and Programs:
Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders