Life-threatening respiratory failure due to severe tracheo-bronchial stenoses was seen in a 32-year-old male who had received burn of the tracheobronchial tree. Under percutaneous cardiopulumpnary support, a 14Fr. introducer was inserted over a 0.035-inch guidewire through the stenosis from the tracheostomy hole. Three Gianturco expandable metallic stents with a diameter of 15mm and lengths of 50mm and a same stent with a diameter of 20mm were inserted through the introducer. Balloonplasty was also added. No complications were encountered during and after the procedure. Respiratory condition was soon recovered. Follow-up was uneventful, and the patient was transferred to general ward on the 42 days after stenting.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging