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Tracheal stenosis

Jorge L Morales-Estrella, Michael Machuzak, Bohdan Pichurko, Hanine Inaty, Atul C Mehta
Negative pressure pulmonary edema is a well-described complication of upper airway obstruction. However, the simultaneous occurrence of blood-stained secretions and petechial tracheobronchial hemorrhage are rarely recognized and a potential complication of transient intentional occlusion of the airways. We described a case of "hemorrhagic bronchial mucosa syndrome" and asymptomatic blood-tinged pulmonary edema after balloon bronchoplasty for a concentric tracheal stenosis using a flexible bronchoscopy...
April 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
M H Zou, L Ma, Y S Xia, S C Yang, W D Chen, F Cao, X X Chen
Objective: To review the early and mid-term results of end-to-side anastomosis technique for interrupted aortic arch in neonates and infants. Methods: Clinic data of 46 patients were diagnosed as interrupted aortic arch in Department of Cardiac Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center between January 2010 and December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Twenty-six cases were neonates. The median age underwent surgery was 23 days (range: 2 days to 8 years). Anatomical subtypes included 36 cases of type A and 10 cases of type B...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Kazuchika Suzuki, Hiroaki Sakai, Kenji Takahashi
We herein report anesthetic management during aortic valve replacement for aortic valve regurgitation in a patient with adult mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS type 2) (Hunter syndrome). This disorder is rare and related to the accumulation of a mucopolysaccharide in lysosomes. It affects various organs, including the airways, heart, and central nerves. In children with MPS type 2, the risk of airway obstruction during anesthesia/sedation is high, and the degree of difficulty increases with aging. The patient described herein was a 33-year-old male without mental retardation...
2018: JA Clin Rep
T K Susheel Kumar, Camille Immanuel, Jerome Thompson, Samir Shah, Christopher Knott-Craig
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March 5, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Alexandru-Dan Sabău, Noor Hassan, Cătălin Gabriel Smarandache, Alin Miheţiu, Ștefan Ţîţu, Dan Sabău
PURPOSE: An original technique using laparoscopic instruments in a gastric endocavitary work chamber with potential for esophagus, stomach and D1 vizualisation. The main purpose of laparagastroscopy is to improve the quality of life of the patient disabling by the esophageal tumor. This method has several advantages: providing physiological feeding, harvesting materials for histopathological examination, solving eso-tracheal fistulas concurrently with the proposed operation and hemostatic role through compression, low energy and plastic consumption, rapid socio-economic reintegration, mental psychological care of the patient...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Gemma Malpas, Orlando Hung, Ainslie Gilchrist, Chrison Wong, Blaine Kent, Gregory M Hirsch, Robert D Hart
While extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an effective method of oxygenation for patients with respiratory failure, further refinement of its incorporation into airway guidelines is needed. We present a case of severe glottic stenosis from advanced thyroid carcinoma in which gas exchange was facilitated by veno-arterial ECMO prior to achieving a definitive airway. We also conducted a systematic review of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Web of Science databases, using the keywords "airway/ tracheal obstruction", "anesthesia", "extracorporeal", and "cardiopulmonary bypass" to identify reports where ECMO was initiated as the a priori method of oxygenation during difficult airway management...
March 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Céline Thomet, Ali Modarressi, Eva Meia Rüegg, Pavel Dulguerov, Brigitte Pittet-Cuénod
Long-segment tracheal reconstruction remains a challenge. The ideal tracheal substitute should be an epithelialized tube to prevent stenosis and sufficiently rigid to maintain airflow patency. An autologous technique using a radial forearm free flap reinforced by rib cartilage has been recently described for tracheal reconstruction. We report here two cases of complex tracheal reconstruction with a modification of this technique, which consists of the creation of two independent skin paddles to allow the reconstruction of the trachea and a second adjacent defect (eg, cervical skin, esophagus)...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Yuttiwat Vorakunthada, Weerapong Lilitwat
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is characterized by weakness of cartilaginous supporting structures of tracheal and bronchial walls, resulting in central airway obstruction. It is a rare condition that can occur after prolonged intubation. Here, we report a 26-year-old, alcoholic male who had TBM, mild subglottic, and severe tracheal stenosis following 2 weeks of intubation. Subglottic and tracheal stenosis can occur after extubation but TBM is uncommon. The exact mechanism is still unknown but post-intubation TBM is a life-threatening condition with high morbidity and mortality if left untreated...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Hui Jing, Botao Gao, Manchen Gao, Haiyue Yin, Xiumei Mo, Xiaoyang Zhang, Kai Luo, Bei Feng, Wei Fu, Jing Wang, Wei Zhang, Meng Yin, Zhongqun Zhu, Xiaomin He, Jinghao Zheng
Long segment tracheal stenosis often has a poor prognosis due to the limited availability of materials for tracheal reconstruction. Tissue engineered tracheal patches based on electrospun scaffolds and stem cells present ideal solutions to this medical challenge. However, the established engineering process is inefficient and time-consuming. In our research, to optimize the engineering process, core-shell nanofilms encapsulating TGF-β3 were fabricated as scaffolds for tracheal patches. The morphological and mechanical characteristics, degradation and biocompatibility of poly(l-lactic acid-co-ε-caprolactone)/collagen (PLCL/collagen) scaffolds with different compositions (PLCL:collagen 75:25, 50:50 and 25:75, respectively) were comparatively evaluated to determine the preferable compositional ratio...
February 15, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
Adnan Ekinci, Sema Koc, Ahmet Serhat Erdoğan, Hakan Kesici
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the prophylactic effect simvastatin of and mitomycin C (MMC) on laryngeal and tracheal stenosis in tracheotomised rats by histopathological evaluation of laryngotracheal segment. Randomized prospective single-blind. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Standard vertical tracheotomy was performed on 24 rats. Then the animals were randomly divided into three groups as A, B and C. In group A 0.4 mg/day once daily mitomycin C was injected to the paratracheal region for 14 days...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Harry Etienne, Dominique Fabre, Abel Gomez Caro, Frederic Kolb, Sacha Mussot, Olaf Mercier, Delphine Mitilian, Francois Stephan, Elie Fadel, Philippe Dartevelle
Tracheal reconstruction is one of the greatest challenges in thoracic surgery when direct end-to-end anastomosis is impossible or after this procedure has failed. The main indications for tracheal reconstruction include malignant tumours (squamous cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma), tracheoesophageal fistula, trauma, unsuccessful surgical results for benign diseases and congenital stenosis. Tracheal substitutes can be classified into five types: 1) synthetic prosthesis; 2) allografts; 3) tracheal transplantation; 4) tissue engineering; and 5) autologous tissue composite...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Leonardo Donato, Thi Mai Hong Tran, Uzair K Ghori, Ali I Musani
Although controversy over the role of flexible versus rigid bronchoscopy for airway foreign body management persists, the effort should focus on prevention of aspiration of foreign bodies instead. This article discusses several recent advances in the bronchoscopic management of congenital tracheal stenosis, pediatric airway stenting, and the use of different types of lasers in children. The lack of randomized clinical trials leaves pediatric interventional bronchoscopic procedures without much national or international standards or guidelines...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
M Granell Gil, P Solís Albamonte, C Córdova Hernández, I Cobo, R Guijarro, J A de Andrés Ibañez
Lung isolation in thoracic surgery is a challenge, this is even more complex in the presence of unknown tracheal stenosis (TS). We report two cases of unknown TS and its airway management. TS appears most frequently after long term intubation close to the endotracheal tube cuff or in the stoma of tracheostomy that appears as a consequence of the granulation tissue after the surgical opening of the trachea. Clinical history, physical examination, difficult intubating predictors and imaging tests (CT scans) are crucial, however most of tracheal stenosis may be unnoticed and symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction...
February 8, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Fang Peng, Li-Li Zhong, Xiao-Juan Lin, Min Chen, Miao Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution characteristics and clinical features of Burkholderia cepacia infection in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 16 children with Burkholderia cepacia infection who were hospitalized between June 2012 and September 2017. RESULTS: All 16 children with Burkholderia cepacia infection were sporadic cases. A total of 16 strains of Burkholderia cepacia were isolated, among which 8 were detected by sputum culture, 5 were detected by blood culture, 2 were detected by tracheal intubation tip culture, and 1 was detected by lung biopsy culture...
February 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
B Gerhardt, L Leesman, K Burra, J Snowball, Racheal Rosenzweig, Natalie Guzman, M Ambalavanan, D Sinner
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is a common congenital disorder in which the cartilaginous rings of the trachea are weakened or missing. Despite the high prevalence and clinical issues associated with TBM, the etiology is largely unknown. Our previous studies demonstrated that Wntless (Wls) and its associated Wnt pathways are critical for patterning of the upper airways. Deletion of Wls in respiratory endoderm caused TBM and ectopic trachealis muscle. To understand mechanisms by which Wls mediates tracheal patterning, we performed RNA sequencing in prechondrogenic tracheal tissue of Wlsf/f;ShhCre/wt embryos...
February 8, 2018: Developmental Biology
Jeanine Blatter, Thorsten Krueger, Hans-Beat Ris, Moira Baeriswyl, Alban Lovis, Mathieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez, Jean Yannis Perentes
BACKGROUND: Extrathoracic muscle flaps can be used as airway substitutes for the closure of complex broncho-pleural or tracheo-esophageal fistulas or in the context of tracheo-carinal reconstructions after resection for centrally localized tumors in order to alleviate excess anastomotic tension. METHODS: Evaluation of all patients undergoing tracheo-carinal reconstructions with extrathoracic muscle flap patches as airway substitutes in our institution from 1996 to 2016...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A Vilanova, C A De la Torre, A Sánchez-Galán, F Hernández Oliveros, J L Encinas, R Ortiz, V Núñez Cerezo, O De la Serna, M I Barrio, L Castro, L Builes, C Verdú, M López Santamaría
INTRODUCTION: Acquired stenosis of the airway is a common complication after endotracheal intubation. Endoscopic dilation has been accepted as the treatment of choice in cases detected precociously. Our goal is to know the current status of the patients treated in our hospital with endoscopic dilation in the last 10 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with subglottic and tracheal acquired stenosis (STAS) early treated endoscopically with balloon dilation at our center in the last 10 years...
February 1, 2018: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Belgin Erhan, Rahsan Kemerdere, Osman Kizilkilic, Berrin Gunduz, Murat Hanci
Background: Paraplegia following thoracic spinal surgery or abdominal operations is usually attributed to spinal cord ischemia due to interruption of the segmental spinal vascular supply. Alternatively, the etiology of spinal cord ischemia following cervical surgery is less clear. Case Description: A 14-year-old male became acutely tetraplegic with a C4 sensory level and sphincteric dysfunction 12 h following surgery for tracheal stenosis due to prior intubation...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
QiaoRu Hou, Wei Gao, YuMin Zhong, AiMin Sun, Qian Wang, LiWei Hu, JingLei Wang
Tracheobronchial anomalies are common in congenital heart disease (CHD), including tracheobronchial stenosis, tracheal bronchus, cardiac bronchus, and bronchial isomerism, which can cause varying degrees of respiratory illness. It is necessary to assess tracheobronchial anomalies and make a preoperative airway evaluation. Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most effective noninvasive modalities for the diagnosis of CHD and the associated tracheobronchial anomalies...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Masaru Takenaka, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Akihiro Taira, Fumihiro Tanaka
Mediastinal liposarcoma is an extremely rare malignancy with a poor prognosis. We report the case of a 73-year-old man who presented with severe respiratory distress. He had previously been diagnosed with mediastinal liposarcoma, which had been treated with extirpation 6 years ago. The histological type was a well-differentiated liposarcoma. Three years ago, he experienced respiratory distress due to postoperative recurrence of mediastinal liposarcoma. To establish an airway, tracheotomy was urgently performed...
February 3, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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