Is silicone stent insertion a clinically useful option for tracheobronchomalacia?

@article{Dalar2016IsSS,
  title={Is silicone stent insertion a clinically useful option for tracheobronchomalacia?},
  author={Levent Dalar and Seda Tural {\"O}n{\"u}r and Cengiz {\"O}zdemir and Sinem Nedime S{\"o}k{\"u}c{\"u} and Ahmet Levent Karasulu and Sedat Altin},
  journal={Turkish journal of medical sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          437-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) leads to the obstruction of expiratory airflow and interference with secretion clearance. Stabilization of the airway wall using a silicon stent or laser coagulation of the posterior wall may be treatment options. This study aimed to retrospectively analyze which interventional bronchoscopic method could be used to provide airway stabilization and gain control of symptoms and for whom this method could be used. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients… CONTINUE READING