DSLTP is a surgery in which the airway is made larger by placing a graft in an area of the airway that is too narrow. Most grafts are made of ear cartilage, thyroid cartilage or rib cartilage.

The ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor will decide what type of graft is best for your child. The ENT doctor will decide where the graft needs to be placed to make the airway larger:

  • In the front of the airway (also called anterior)
  • The back of the airway (also called posterior)
  • Both front and back