Fiberoptic bronchoscopic balloon dilatation in malignant tracheobronchial disease: indications and results.

@article{Hautmann2001FiberopticBB,
  title={Fiberoptic bronchoscopic balloon dilatation in malignant tracheobronchial disease: indications and results.},
  author={Hubert Hautmann and Fernando Gamarra and K J Pfeifer and Rudolf Maria Huber},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2001},
  volume={120 1},
  pages={43-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Bronchoscopic balloon dilatation (BBD) has become a valuable tool in the treatment of benign tracheobronchial stenoses. The objective of this study was to assess indications for and results of fiberoptic BBD in treating malignant lesions. DESIGN One hundred twenty-six balloon dilatation procedures were performed in 78 patients with predominantly bronchial carcinoma. BBD was only performed when alternative modes of local treatment (eg, laser therapy or stent implantation) were… CONTINUE READING
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