Supraglottic web (1 of 5)
Supraglottic web, at the level of the false cords, is narrowing the airway. The true cords are mostly hidden beneath the overhang of this web.
Supraglottic web (2 of 5)
Same patient, with cords in phonatory position. The web also gives this patient's voice a muffled quality.
Supraglottic web, being divided (3 of 5)
The web is being divided. In view on the right is the forceps and blade, wrapped with tape. This procedure was performed using only topical anesthesia.
Supraglottic web, right after being divided (4 of 5)
The airway can now function at normal capacity.