Frequently, as an adverse effect of interbrachial intubation or placement of a permanent artifical airway, glottic
and tracheal structures are scarred and become narrowed.
found that the delay in referral of glottic
tumours was more than double that of supraglottic tumours and attributed this to the fact that most GPs felt confident to treat a simple symptom such as hoarseness, but were more wary when hoarseness was accompanied by other symptoms such as dysphagia and odynophagia.
ii) The patented Flex-Tip(R) is centered and tapered, conforming to the central symmetry of the epiglottis and glottic
opening, to facilitate smooth passage of the ETT through the larynx and into the trachea.
When the inflammation becomes extensive, the epiglottis and the aryepiglottic folds sometimes invaginate through the glottic
opening, as the patient generates greater negative pressures with more forceful inspiratory efforts.
Gross description Reese and Colclasure, 1975 (5) Marked laryngeal edema and glottic
obstruction; multiple white, raised mucosal lesions Smallman et al, 1989 (4) "Warty" 0.
The characteristic Parkinsonian vocal deficit is breathy, whispery, often unintelligible speech due to glottic
insufficiency and associated thyroarytenoid muscle rigidity.
The patented, soft and flexible tip of the Parker Flex-Tip Endotracheal Tube facilitates intubation by improving tip visibility, easier insertion through narrow glottic
openings, and gentle "skiing" down tracheal walls.
Characteristics of expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP-2 and MMP-9) in glottic
squamous cell carcinoma and benign vocal fold lesions.
Rather, the true benefits of tracheostomy are likely due to improved oral hygiene, control of secretions, decreased incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, glottic
preservation with decreased risk for aspiration, decreased patient sedation requirements, improved patient comfort and increased provider comfort with a secure airway (25).
Fibreoptic laryngoscopy was performed, which revealed a compromised airway with florid lipoid proteinosis deposits throughout the supraglottic, glottic
and subglottic areas and involving both vocal cords.
9,10,13,14) In addition, these studies also included different tumor types such as ovarian, lung, and the glottic
Videokympgraphy and/or high-speed imaging might be better at detecting subtle glottic