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Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Laryngeal Cleft Repair

Figure 1. Endoscopic photo of laryngeal cleft.

Figure 2. Closer view of interpartition septum with trachea anteriorly and esophagus posteriorly.

Figure 3. Vertical laryngotracheal fissure performed. Armoured ventilating tube in trachea. Posterior cleft exposed.

Figure 4. Ophthalmological self-retaining lid retractors used to maintain laryngofissure.

Figure 5. Two flaps created. First layer closure using 5-0 PDS. Knots on the esophageal side.

Figure 6. Second layer closure with 5-0 PDS suture. Knots on tracheal side cut short to minimize crusting. Laryngotracheal fissure closed (not shown).