Tracheobronchial Airway Stent — An airway stent is a silicone tube that is placed at the site of the collapse to help keep the airway open. Stents are used as both short- and long-term treatments for tracheobronchomalacia. Airway stenting can be a diagnostic tool as well. This case report describes a rigid bronchoscopy-assisted placement of a silicone airway Y-stent in a patient who developed tracheobronchomalacia following repeated dilatations for post-tuberculous airway stenosis. This is the first report of an airway Y-stent insertion in Malaysia. KEYWORDS: Tracheobronchomalacia, airway stent, tuberculosis.
Common treatment options for tracheobronchomalacia include: Tracheobronchial Airway Stent — An airway stent is a silicone tube that is placed at the site Tracheobronchoplasty — This surgery can be used to treat the most severe forms Tracheal Resection and Reconstruction — In Cited by: 192. those obtained 10 to 14 days after stent placement. Measurements and main results: Of 75 referred patients, 58 had severe disease and underwent therapeutic rigid bronchoscopy with stent placement. Mean age was 69 years (range, 39 to 91 years), 34 were men, 33 had COPD, and 13 had asthma. Almost all patients (n 57) had dyspnea.
Jan 01, 2007 · Ernst A, Majid A, Feller-Kopman D, Guerrero J, Boiselle P, Loring SH et al. Airway stabilization with silicone stents for treating adult tracheobronchomalacia: A prospective observational study. Chest. 2007 Jan 1;132(2):609-616.Cited by: 192. In our experience, between 60% and 75% of patients with TBM will respond to the stent trial in positive fashion, and improvement in quality of life following definitive surgical airway stabilization with tracheobronchoplasty is seen in 80% of these selected patients. 31 x 31 Ernst, A., Majid, A., Feller-Kopman, D. et al. Airway stabilization with silicone stents for treating adult tracheobronchomalacia Cited by: 13.
Current concepts in severe adult tracheobronchomalacia: evaluation and treatment. A short-term stent trial clarifies a patient’s candidacy for surgical intervention. Coordination of care between experienced interventional pulmonologists, radiologists, and thoracic surgeons is Cited by: 13. State of the art Tracheobronchomalacia in Adults. Airway stenting may treat TBM, although complications resulting from indwelling prostheses often limit the durability of stents. Surgical stabilization of the airway by posterior splinting (tracheobronchoplasty) effectively and permanently corrects malacic airways. Proper surgical selection is facilitated by a short-term stent trial.Cited by: 13.
Aug 21, 2019 · Ernst A, Majid A, Feller-Kopman D, et al. Airway stabilization with silicone stents for treating adult tracheobronchomalacia: a prospective observational study. Chest 2007; 132:609. Murgu SD, Colt HG. Jul 02, 2013 · Intratracheal stent implantation has been used in the treatment of adult tracheomalacia since 1965, primarily in severe cases where traditional treatments have failed (13,14,15). Intratracheal stents are divided into two major types: silicone stents and shape-memory alloy stents.Cited by: 6.