|Title:||Is There a Role for Tracheobronchoplasty in Patients with Severe Debilitating Airway Obstruction?|
|Author(s):||JB Mc Loughlin D Rice M Aladaileh K Redmond|
|Institution:||Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin|
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|Category:||General Respiratory and Sleep|
|Abstract:||Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is a condition characterised by a pathologic collapse of the posterior membrane of the upper airways. This produces a dynamic outflow obstruction leading to an array of respiratory symptoms. The management of these patients is complex with therapeutic interventions carrying significant risks. |
We describe three patients with severe TBM that have undergone a trial of carinal stenting and subsequent successful tracheobronchoplasty (TBP).