Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 45(3); 1998 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1998;45(3):624-629.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1998.
A Case of Postintubation Tracheal Stenosis Treated by Endoscopic Nd-YAG Laser and Balloon Catheter.
Jeong Woong Park, Sang Jun Park, Gee Young Suh, Ho Cheol Kim, Man Pyo Chung, Ho Joong Kim, O Jung Kwon, Chong H Rhee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Gachon Medical College, Inchon, Korea.
2Department of Inernal Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The complications of endotracheal intubation are inevitable, of which postintubation tracheal stenosis may be required for surgical resection with primary reconstruction. Before surgery, several less invasive therapeutic modalites including bougie dilatation, stenting, and Nd-YAG laser incision are still available in use. Especially, good results were noted in selected patients with lengthy scars of less than 1cm and without tracheomalacia using endoscopic laser incision and dilatation. We report a case of a 54 yr-old woman with postintubation tracheal stenosis who was successfully treated by endoscopic Nd-YAG laser incision and esophageal balloon catheter.
Key Words: Postintubation tracheal stenosis, Nd-YAG laser, Balloon dilatation

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