Laryngeal Keel

An item designed for use in following repair of anterior laryngeal stenosis, subsequent to removal of STENT, LARYNGEAL, to insure reformation of a sharp anterior commissure and to prevent formation of an anterior web. The soft, conforming structure consists of an umbrella-like extralaryngeal cover and a thin intralaryngeal insert. The extralaryngeal surface is secured to the thyroid laminae to protect the thyrotomy repair.

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