Speaker Biography

Talal Al-khatib

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Title: Endoscopic posterior cricoid split with rib grafting

Talal Al-khatib

Dr. Al-khatib is an associate professor at King Abdulaziz University and a practicing Pediatric otolaryngologist in Jeddah of Saudi Arabia since 2012. He received his fellowship from the royal college of surgeons of Canada in 2010. He then subspecialized in Pediatric Otolaryngology working at the Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Al-Khatib holds two master’s degrees one in science from McGill University in Canada. The second master’s degree is in health professional education from Sydney University in Australia. Dr. Al-Khatib has more than 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and more than 40 presentations both national and internationally.


Objective: To present the first two cases of endoscopic rib graft augmentation laryngotracheoplasty in Saudi Arabia. Methodology: The author will describe the technique of endoscopic rib graft augmentation laryngotracheoplasty with video illustration. Results: Postoperative results will be discussed. Pitfalls as well as lessons learnt will be discussed. Conclusion: Laryngotracheoplasty with Endoscopic rib graft augmentation offers an alternative technique to open neck surgery for posterior subglottic augmentation.