Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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VARIOUS TECHNIQUES ON DISTINCT CASES OF TRACHEAL STENOSIS

SEPTEMBER 2014 - VOL.8 | CASE REPORT

Narrowing of the airway caused by several factors is a serious condition manifesting different  signs and symptoms. Immediate attention is needed and treatment must be performed as this is a  life-threatening condition. In the past decade, there have been massive advancements in the management  of airway stenosis. Some of these are stent placement, tracheal reconstruction and tumor debulking. This article focuses on six different cases with distinct strategies in conducting treatment.

Keywords:

central airway, tracheal stenosis, stent placement, tracheal resection

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Figure 1A:
CT scan demonstrating consolidative mass
Figure 1B:
Shows (clockwise from upper right) part of the mass, the stent placement, mucous plug and tumor regrowth
Figure 2A:
This shows the normal upper trachea
Figure 2B:
Stenosis at the mid portion of trachea
Figure 2C:
Adenoid cystic carcinoma as described in case # 2
Figure 3:
CT scan revealing a mass that invades the upper intrathoracic trachea
Figure 4A:
Bronchoscopic findings showed narrowing in the near mid trachea
Figure 4B:
Three-dimensional benign tracheal stenosis
Figure 4C:
Three-dimensional benign tracheal stenosis
Figure 4D:
The dissected stenotic part of trachea
Figure 4E:
Squamous metaplasia with acute inflammation
Figure 5:
The first photo shows the mid endotracheal mass as described in case #5 and how it was removed using bronchoscopy and snare electrocautery.
Figure 6:
The first photo shows the endotracheal tumor while the second image shows the tumor was successfully extracted with minimal bleeding.
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