Difficulties in Management of a Sessile Subglottic Polyp MD01-MD02
Dr. H.T. Lathadevi,
Professor, Department of Ear Nose and Throat, Head & Neck Surgery, BLDE Universityâ€™s Sri BM Patil Medical College,
Bijapur-586101, Karnataka, India.
Benign laryngeal polyps are usually managed with micro-laryngeal surgery. Occasionally surgery becomes challenging because of size of the polyp or its location. Maintaining the anaesthesia and the airway becomes difficult either during immediate management or during excision. Upper airway obstruction still remains the major indication for tracheostomy in many centers. Nowadays Laryngeal tumour has become the main indication of tracheostomy. Conditions like infections, trauma, benign lesions and prolonged intubation were leading indications previously. Otolaryngologist has to decide a method, often on the spot. Here we are presenting such a case where emergency tracheostomy was the only choice.