Management of severe tracheal stenosis using flexible bronchoscopy and impulse oscillometry Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Chlamydophila Infections
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Interleukin-8
  • Neutrophils
  • Respiratory System

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.

publication date

  • April 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181dc9954

PubMed ID

  • 23168736

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 162

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 17

number

  • 2