Tracheomalacia repair using ceramic rings.


Tracheomalacia resulting from tracheostomy or compressive thyroid disease often represents a difficult problem in airway management. In an attempt to improve this condition, biocompatible ceramic rings were surgically implanted in 16 patients to restore normal patency of the airway by first expanding the tracheal lumen lateral, and then in an anterior… (More)


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@article{Amedee1992TracheomalaciaRU, title={Tracheomalacia repair using ceramic rings.}, author={Ronald G Amedee and Wolfgang Mann and Genevieve Lyons}, journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery}, year={1992}, volume={106 3}, pages={270-4} }