Management of severe tracheal stenosis using flexible bronchoscopy and impulse oscillometry

Alfin G. Vicencio, John Bent, Kalliope Tsirilakis, Kiran Nandalike, Haviva Veler, Sanjay Parikh

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Abstract

Although rigid bronchoscopy is the procedure of choice for interventional procedures of the proximal airway, flexible bronchoscopy can be used when lesions are not accessible by rigid equipment. We present an adolescent patient with tracheal stenosis whose airway was inaccessible through rigid bronchoscopy and thus required flexible bronchoscopy for all therapeutic procedures, including a stent placement. In addition, we describe our use of impulse oscillometry to monitor stent patency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010

Keywords

  • Airway resistance
  • Nitinol
  • Pediatric bronchoscopy
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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