Tracheal surgery in children: an 18-year review of four techniques.

  title={Tracheal surgery in children: an 18-year review of four techniques.},
  author={Carl Lewis Backer and Constantine Mavroudis and Mark E Gerber and Lauren D. Holinger},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={19 6},
OBJECTIVE Review the short- and long-term outcomes of a single institution experience in infants with congenital tracheal stenosis, comparing four different operative techniques used from 1982 through 2000. METHODS Hospital and clinic records of 50 infants and children who had surgical repair of congenital tracheal stenosis secondary to complete tracheal rings were reviewed. Age at surgery ranged from 7 days to 72 months (median, 5 months, mean 7.8+/-12 months). Techniques included… CONTINUE READING


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