Airway Stenosis

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Airway Stenosis
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2013-11-03 10:11:22
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Airway Stenosis
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  1. Describe the Cotton-Myer grading system
    • Useful for mature, firm, circumferential stenosis confined to the subglottis.
    • grade I: <50% obstruction
    • grade II: 51% to 70%
    • grade III: 71% to 99%
    • grade IV: no detectable lumen
  2. Compare the location of an infants cricoid to that of an adult.
    • The infant larynx is higher in the neck than the adult larynx.
    • In an infant, the cricoid ispositioned at about the fourth cervical vertebrae.
    • The adult cricoid rests at aboout the level of the sixth cervical vertebrae.
  3. Idiopathic subglottic stenosis occurs almost exclusively in which group?
    Women

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