The Laryngeal stent is a silicone prosthesis that copies the reliefs of the endolarynx.
This flexible mould is an alternative to support the laryngeal skeleton in situations of organ trauma or after the reconstruction surgery. It has a very smooth surface and blunt edges that reduce traumatism on the mucosa. Its flexibility favours the tolerance and the solid conformation prevents its collapse and deformation.
The Stening Laryngeal Stent is radiopaque and it is accompanied by two curved silicone discs that help on its external fixation.
- Laryngeal stenosis.
- Surgical reconstruction.
- Partial laryngectomies.
- Severe burns.
The implantation of this stent requires a previous tracheostomy, because orinasal respiration will not be possible. The surgical procedure will be the one of choice of the attending physician, but usually, in the cases of stenosis, an anterior and posterior laryngeal fissure with a graft of costal cartilage to achieve greater laryngeal stability is carried out. Once the stent has been placed in the appropriate position, it can be fixed with two capitons of skin-subcutaneous planes-stent-soft parts-skin, and it will remain in that way, acting as a tutor, as long as the doctor deems necessary for each case. The extraction is done orally, removing it with a forceps that will take it by its upper end.
It does not require extra cares, just the ones carried out in the postoperative of laryngeal surgery.
The product should not be reused because this can cause cross contamination.