Preoperative assessment in patients with postintubation tracheal stenosis

  title={Preoperative assessment in patients with postintubation tracheal stenosis},
  author={Angelo Carretta and Giulio Melloni and Paola Ciriaco and Lidia Libretti and Monica Casiraghi and Alessandro Bandiera and Piero Zannini},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
Postintubation stenosis remains the most frequent indication for tracheal surgery. Rigid bronchoscopy has traditionally been considered the technique of choice for the preoperative diagnostic assessment. However, this technique is not routinely available, and new techniques such as flexible videobronchoscopy and spiral computed tomography (CT) scan with multiplanar reconstructions have been proposed as alternatives to rigid bronchoscopy. The aim of this study was to compare these techniques in… CONTINUE READING