Contributors: Paul W. Gidley, MD
This video demonstrates the basic steps of lateral temporal bone resection for cancers involving the ear canal. The lateral temporal bone resection removes the ear canal en bloc, preserving the facial nerve and stapes.
Editor Recruited By: Ravi N. Samy, MD, FACS
Endoscopic posterior cricoid split with rib grafting can be used in children with bilateral vocal fold immobility due to bilateral vocal fold paralysis or cricoarytenoid joint fixation with posterior glottic stenosis. It is preferred to vocal cordotomy/arytenoidectomy because it is a non-destructive procedure with no impact on voice and swallowing. It is also preferred to open laryngotracheal reconstruction because it does not disrupt the anterior cricoid ring thereby preserving the “spring” of the cricoid.