Feasibility and mortality of airway balloon dilation in a live rabbit model Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dilatation
  • Laryngostenosis
  • Larynx

abstract

  • Endoscopic balloon dilation is generally well tolerated in New Zealand white rabbits. Intraoperative mortality from cardiopulmonary arrest reaches 50% when the balloon diameter exceeds the airway diameter by 4.6 mm. Postoperative feeding difficulties may occur with any balloon diameter or inflation pressure. Additional animal studies are necessary to determine the short- and long-term histologic effects of balloon dilation on the airway.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jamaoto.2013.6541

PubMed ID

  • 24481287

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 215

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 140

number

  • 3