Subglottic stenosis: An evaluation of an elderly treatment-seeking population

Alissa M. Collins, Kevin Chorath, C. Blake Simpson

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Objectives/Hypothesis: To evaluate the demographics, etiology, intraoperative findings, and treatment outcomes of patients with subglottic stenosis (SGS), comparing those patients aged <65 years to an elderly population aged ≥65 years. Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Methods: Nine-year retrospective review of patients with SGS. Forty-eight adults presented for evaluation and treatment of SGS between January 2008 and December 2016. At the time of presentation, 41 were aged <65 years and seven were aged ≥65 years. Results: Comparing the aged <65 years group to the aged ≥65 years group, the etiology was idiopathic SGS in 50.0% versus 42.8%, intubation-related SGS in 22.5% versus 28.6%, and granulomatosis with polyangiitis in 27.5% versus 28.6%, respectively. No statistically significant difference was noted in the two groups when comparing the demographics, etiology, treatment, intraoperative findings, or intertreatment interval (ITI). Conclusions: We sought to analyze an older patient population with SGS and found no statistically significant differences compared to a younger population. ITI trended toward older patients requiring surgery more frequently but was not significant. Level of Evidence: 4 Laryngoscope, 129:1155–1158, 2019.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1158
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2019


  • Subglottic stenosis
  • aging
  • airway
  • elderly
  • laryngotracheal stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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