Prevention of laryngeal stenosis in Co2 laser management of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis

  • J. T. Shah
  • P. M. Kothari
Original Article


Laryngeal stenosis is one of the common complications in the management of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. The authors have compared the results with regard to development of laryngeal stenosis, when surgical treatment was given with CO2 laser alone in the early 34 cases plus 7 advanced cases, while in the remaining 13 advanced cases the CO2 laser ablation was combined with the conventional cup forceps removal. Age, extent of disease, duration of the procedure and interval between two procedures were also noted. The incidence of laryngeal stenosis was found to be reduced in advanced cases when CO2 laser was combined with the conventional cup forceps removal.


Papilloma Advanced Case Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Mild Stenosis Otolaryngologic Clinic 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Shah
    • 1
  • P. M. Kothari
    • 1
  1. 1.Sir Hurkisondas N. HospitalBombay

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