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A novel approach to tracheostomal collapse: the use of an endoluminal Palmaz stent

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
0165-5876
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0165-5876(98)00074-3
Keywords
  • Tracheostomal Collapse
  • Endoluminal Palmaz Stent
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract There are a number of surgical treatments for tracheostomal collapse of the pediatric airway. The techniques include tracheoplasty with costal cartilage graft, the placement of a tracheostomy tube and partial tracheal resection and primary tracheal anastomosis to name a few. Since each child may possess unique medical and social factors in additional to the tracheal pathology, the surgical approach must be individualized. A case history of a 1-year-old Vietnamese child with a tracheostomal collapse is presented. In this case, an endoluminal Palmaz stent was placed endoscopically to support the collapsed tracheal segment for 3 months. After 3 months, the stent was removed, and the child has done well without any airway intervention for 2 years. The indications for this novel approach, the technique of insertion and removal of the stent are the focus of this paper.

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