A rescued case of tracheo-bronchial burn by placement of metallic stents

J. Watari, H. Tajima, Y. Okajima, T. Kumazaki, S. Kushimoto, Y. Yamamoto, K. Mashiko

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-737
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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