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Table 2 Patient's clinical history, management and follow-up

From: Gaslini's tracheal team: preliminary experience after one year of paediatric airway reconstructive surgery

  Sex Age Diagnosis Tracheostomy pre-surgery Type of Surgery Tracheostomy
maintenance post-surgery
Days of intubation Following surgery Decannulation Outcome
1 F/7 years Acquired subglottic stenosis grade 4° + CTR + 3 Endoscopic removal of granuloma + Good
2 F/6 months Congenital subglottic stenosis grade 2° - LTP - 5 - + Good
3 M/5 years Tracheal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor + TR - 2 Endoscopic removal of granuloma and tracheal dilatation + Good
4 F/13 years Acquired trans-glottic stenosis grade 4° + ECTR + 3 - - Patent airway*
5 M/5 months Acquired
subglottic stenosis grade 3°
+ LTP - Failed extubation CTR and tracheal dilatation + Good
6 F/8 months Congenital subglottic stenosis grade 3° and tracheomalacia - CTR - 7 - + Good
7 F/10 months Laryngo-tracheal cleft grade 3°, oesophageal atresia type 3 + LTCC - 0 Aortopexy + Cleft closed**
8 F/11 years Foreign body inhalation - Open removal in CEC - 3 Surgical drainage of subcutaneous infection + Good
  1. (CTR, cricotracheal resection; LTP, laryngotracheoplasty; TR, tracheal resection; ECTR, extended cricotracheal resection; LTCC, laryngotracheal cleft closure; CEC: cardiopulmonary bypass). * After surgery a progressive but slow improvement of dysphonia and dysphagia was observed (the patient is now using a phonation valve and the nasogastric tube is still in situ). ** After surgery a recurrence of tracheo-oesophageal fistula was observed. Further surgery will be scheduled.