Long segment congenital tracheal stenosis in twins successfully treated by slide tracheoplasty.

@article{Fraga2009LongSC,
  title={Long segment congenital tracheal stenosis in twins successfully treated by slide tracheoplasty.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Carlos Soares Fraga and Haney O S Gabra and Emmeline E Calkoen and Clare A. McLaren and Derek J. Roebuck and Martin J. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={640-3}
}
Long segment congenital tracheal stenosis (LSCTS), associated with complete tracheal rings, is a rare condition, difficult to manage and historically associated with high mortality rate. We report two pairs of identical twins all affected by LSCTS successfully treated by sliding tracheoplasty. All had severe respiratory distress. Three infants had left pulmonary artery (LPA) sling and one intra-cardiac malformation. Slide tracheoplasty was done under cardiopulmonary bypass, and cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING