Anterior Cricoid Split
Photo Source: Drs. Potsic, Cotton and Handler's textbook, Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, Thieme Publishing Company, New York/Stuttgart, 1997
Cricoid Split is a surgical procedure to repair subglottic stenosis by transecting (divide by cutting across) the cricoid cartilage in order to enlarge the subglottic airway. The cricoid cartilage is the only complete ring of cartilage around the trachea.