cricoid split operation

cricoid split operation

a surgical procedure to repair subglottic stenosis by transecting the anterior and posterior aspects of the ring of the cricoid cartilage, with or without the insertion of grafts to reconstruct the subglottic lumen.
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cri·coid split op·er·a·tion

(krī'koyd split op-ĕr-ā'shŭn)
An operation to repair subglottic stenosis by transecting the anterior and posterior aspects of the ring of the cricoid cartilage, with or without the insertion of grafts to reconstruct the subglottic lumen.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012