Idiopathic subglottic stenosis (ISS) is a rare condition that causes narrowing of the airway. Due to its importance, the etiology and management are widely debated. That can make shared decision-making difficult for persons affected by the illness. In this seminar, we will bring together airway surgeons and patients advocates to discuss the latest understanding of the cause of the disorder, what treatments are available, and what patients ‘ more pressing concerns are.
After this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the clinical characteristics of idiopathic subglottic stenosis.
- Understand the risk, benefits, and alternatives of the most commonly recommended treatments.
- Recognize the concerns of persons diagnosed with the disorder.
This seminar is sponsored by the American Broncho-Esophagological Association in partnership with the Living with Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis patient advocacy group.