Endobronchial management of benign, malignant, and lung transplantation airway stenoses.

@article{Sonett1995EndobronchialMO,
  title={Endobronchial management of benign, malignant, and lung transplantation airway stenoses.},
  author={Joshua R. Sonett and Robert J. Keenan and Peter F. Ferson and Bartley P. Griffith and Rodney J. Landreneau},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={1417-22}
}
Since 1991, we have managed 57 patients with benign (10), malignant (23), or lung transplantation (24) airway obstructions using silicone stenting and debridement (manual/neodymium:yttrium-aluminum garnet laser). Ten patients with benign lesions (4 intubation, 4 inflammatory, 1 malacia, 1 bronchial fistula) had 4 T tubes, 3 Y stents, 3 bronchial stents, and 1 straight tracheal stent placed. Eight of 10 patients (80%) received symptomatic relief with the stents in place for up to 43 months… CONTINUE READING
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