Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 39(4); 1992 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1992;39(4):318-324.
DOI:    Published online August 1, 1992.
Self-expandable metallic stent in benign tracheobronchial stenosis.
Dong Ho Shin1, Sung Soo Park1, Jung Hee Lee1, Seok Chol Jeon2, Won Sang Chung3, Kung Hun Kim4
1Division of Pulmonology, Hanyang University ScJzool of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Division of Radiology, Hanyang University ScJzool of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
3Division of Thoracic Surgery, Hanyang University ScJzool of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
4Division of Anesthesiology, Hanyang University ScJzool of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Acquired tracheobronchial stenosis has resulted from vehicular accidents, prolonged tracheal intubation, sleeve resection, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis. Various modalities of therapy for the relief of such stenosis inc1uded surgery, cryotherapy, laser photo resection, and sometimes balloon dilatation. Several recent reports have described the use of self-expandable metal stents for the dilatation of stenotic areas in the tracheobronchial tree. Three patients of benign acquired tracheobronchial stenosis were treated with self-expandable metal stents, who had shown little response to several times of balloon dilatations; One patient had a tracheal stenosis caused by intubation, one a right main bronchial stenosis developed after reconstructive surgery of traumatic bronchial rupture, and the other a left main bronchial stenosis caused by longstanding endobronchial tuberculosis. We found that the using stent in benign acquired tracheobronchial stenosis can be effectively performed with alleviation of clinical symptoms and lung function. And even in longstanding localized stenosis of main bronchus without distal bronchial destruction, lung perfusion also improved.
Key Words: Tracheobronchial stenosis, Endobronchial tuberculosis, Metallic stent

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