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Author Santhosh, J. ♦ Mandalam, K. R. ♦ Rao, V. R. K. ♦ Waikar, H. D. ♦ Neelakandhan, K. S. ♦ Unni, M. ♦ Gupta, A. K. ♦ Rao, A. S. ♦ Kartha, C. C.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Australasian Radiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases ♦ Surgery & related medical specialties
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Respiratory Tract Diseases ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Abstract Two patients with cervical tracheal stenosis, following prolonged ventilatory support, underwent balloon dilatation and expandable stainless steel stent placement across the stenoses. Following the successful release of the stent, there was gradual widening of the stenosed trachea in one patient, while in the other re-stenosis occurred due to columns of tracheal tissue projecting between the limbs of the stent. In the chronically ill and debilitated, use of expandable stents provides a good alternative to complex reconstructive surgery.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Australasian radiology
Volume Number 38
Issue Number 1
Page Count 4
Starting Page 78
Ending Page 81