Laryngeal injuries after short- versus long-term intubation

Donna S. Lundy, Roy R. Casiano, David V Shatz, Michael Reisberg, Jun W. Xue

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Forty-five patients were seen over a 5-year period with laryngeal injuries following endotracheal intubation (ETI). The mean duration of ETI was 5.6 days (2 hours to 37 days). Patients intubated for less than 24 hours were most likely to present with a vocal fold immobility or an anterior glottic web. Long-term intubation was associated with the development of subglottic stenoses and granulomas. Patients with vocal fold immobility were seen more often after ETI for surgical reasons and had a significantly higher incidence of previous intubation and tobacco usage. Subglottic stenoses were seen in younger patients intubated for medical reasons and associated with nasogastric tubes and longer periods of intubation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-365
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Voice
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Anterior glottic web
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Granuloma
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Vocal fold immobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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