Reinforced endotracheal tube acting as an interval tracheal stent in critical tumor stenosis

Syed Mohammad Tariq, Jojy George, Rajeev Jain

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Abstract

Stenting is an established palliative procedure for critical tumor obstruction of the airway. However, it is available in few tertiary referral centers. Occasionally, emergency insertion of a tracheal stent is indicated for impending asphyxia. A 60-year-old man with critical tumor stenosis of lower trachea presenting at a time when a dedicated airway stent was unavailable. A reinforced endotracheal tube passed through a tracheostomy functioned as an interval tracheal stent till it was replaced by a dedicated self-expanding stent. If a dedicated stent is not immediately available, a reinforced endotracheal tube may be inserted as an interval stent in the occasional patient presenting with life-threatening tumor stenosis of trachea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-152
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

Keywords

  • Reinforced endotracheal tube
  • Stenosis
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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