Case Presentation: Cricotracheal Resection


Otolaryngologist Alexander Hillel, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Complex Airway Clinic, discusses a case of a young woman who presented with a severely damaged trachea after a weeklong intubation while in a diabetic coma. Scar tissue left her with severe breathing issues and restricted her physical activities. Following a cricotracheal resection, she was able to return to normal activities.



Alexander Hillel

Alexander Hillel, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery