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Patricio Varela, Michelle Torre, Claudia Schweiger, Hiroki Nakamura
Congenital malformations of the trachea include a variety of conditions that cause respiratory distress in neonates and infants. A number of anomalies are self-limiting while others are life-threatening and require immediate therapy. The prevalence of congenital airway malformations has been estimated to range between 0.2 and 1 in 10,000 live births. The most frequent congenital tracheal malformations are: tracheomalacia, congenital tracheal stenosis, laryngotracheal cleft and tracheal agenesis. The management of congenital tracheal malformations is complex and requires an individualized approach delivered by a multidiscipilinary team within centralized units with the necessary expertise...
May 30, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707501/prevention-and-management-of-complications-following-tracheal-resections-lessons-learned-at-the-massachusetts-general-hospital
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Luis F Tapias, Douglas J Mathisen
Tracheal surgery has developed and evolved over the last 50 years, becoming an integral part of the clinical practice of modern thoracic surgeons. Today, surgeons can safely and effectively operate on most patients suffering from post-intubation tracheal stenosis, tracheal tumors and other pathologies that result in an abnormal shape and function of the central airways. The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston witnessed first-hand the birth and growth of tracheal surgery under Dr. Hermes Grillo, becoming a reference center and accumulating one of the largest institutional experiences in the world...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680830/pulmonary-perfusion-using-intrabronchial-capnography-in-pulmonary-artery-stenosis
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Hiroki Nishine, Hiromi Muraoka, Takeo Inoue, Teruomi Miyazawa, Masamichi Mineshita
Stenting at the flow-limiting segment can improve the ventilation-perfusion ratio in patients with central airway stenosis. However, there is no quantitative examination for assessing the perfusion status during interventional bronchoscopy. Intrabronchial capnography can estimate regional gas exchange by measuring carbon dioxide concentration. We herein report a case of bilateral bronchial stenosis where stenting was able to improve ventilation-perfusion ratio using intrabronchial capnography. A 44-year-old man was admitted to our institution with orthopnea...
April 20, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664213/a-patient-centred-multidomain-instrument-for-improving-the-clarity-of-outcomes-reporting-and-documentation-in-complex-airway-surgery
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S A R Nouraei, K J Heathcote
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April 17, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623556/anesthesia-for-interventional-pulmonology-procedures-a-review-of-advanced-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-bronchoscopy
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Andres de Lima, Fayez Kheir, Adnan Majid, John Pawlowski
PURPOSE: Interventional pulmonology is a growing subspecialty of pulmonary medicine with flexible and rigid bronchoscopies increasingly used by interventional pulmonologists for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This review discusses different technical aspects of anesthesia for interventional pulmonary procedures with an emphasis placed on pharmacologic combinations, airway management, ventilation techniques, and common complications. SOURCE: Relevant medical literature was identified by searching the PubMed and Google Scholar databases for publications on different anesthesia topics applicable to interventional pulmonary procedures...
April 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527552/perioperative-airway-management-for-aortic-valve-replacement-in-an-adult-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-hunter-syndrome
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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 Clinical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487785/post-intubation-tracheobronchomalacia-in-a-young-adult-a-rare-case-report
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427616/complex-tracheocarinal-reconstructions-using-extrathoracic-muscle-flaps-as-airway-substitutes
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Jeannine 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 bronchopleural or tracheoesophageal fistulas or in the context of tracheocarinal reconstructions after resection for centrally localized tumors in order to alleviate excess anastomotic tension. METHODS: Evaluation of all patients undergoing tracheocarinal reconstructions with extrathoracic muscle flap patches as airway substitutes in our institution from 1996 to 2016...
May 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413285/normal-tissue-complication-probability-modeling-of-pulmonary-toxicity-after-stereotactic-and-hypofractionated-radiation-therapy-for-central-lung-tumors
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H Tekatli, M Duijm, E Oomen-de Hoop, W Verbakel, W Schillemans, B J Slotman, J J Nuyttens, S Senan
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical pulmonary and radiographic bronchial toxicity after stereotactic ablative radiation therapy and hypofractionated radiation therapy for central lung tumors, and perform normal tissue complication probability modeling and multivariable analyses to identify predictors for toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A pooled analysis was performed of patients with a central lung tumor treated using ≤12 fractions at 2 centers between 2006 and 2015...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276878/the-use-of-nasal-trumpet-as-a-non-invasive-treatment-method-in-congenital-nasal-stenosis
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Özgür Kemal, Sinan Atmaca, Ayşe Bel-Çeçen, Berkan Düzgün, Hasibe Canan Aygün
Kemal Ö, Atmaca S, Bel-Çeçen A, Düzgün B, Aygün HC. The use of nasal trumpet as a non-invasive treatment method in congenital nasal stenosis. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 210-213. Newborns and infants are dependent on nasal respiration and therefore, nasal obstructions may lead to life-threatening outcomes in this age group. Although the most common cause of nasal obstruction in newborns are choanal atresia, soft tissue edema, congenital nasal bone anomalies such as narrowness of the apertura piriformis and midnasal stenosis should be kept in mind...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233352/progressive-stenosis-of-both-main-bronchi-associated-with-recurrent-infections-of-a-carinal-pouch
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Thomas Schweiger, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Helmut Prosch, Martin Hackl, Berta Oszvath, György Lang, Walter Klepetko
A 55-year-old woman was referred to our department with a bilateral stenosis of both main bronchi starting at the level of the carina and a blind-ended pouch originating from the carina. Differential diagnosis of diffuse narrowing of the intrathoracic central airways was excluded during the diagnostic workup. Recurrent infection of the blind-ended pouch remained a possible explanation of this unusual type of stenosis. Carinal resection and reconstruction by end-to-end anastomosis of the trachea to the right main bronchus and reimplantation of the left main bronchus to the intermediate bronchus with intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygen support resulted in an excellent long-term outcome...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221291/airway-stenting-in-patients-requiring-intubation-due-to-malignant-airway-stenosis-a-10-year-experience
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Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Kazumi Hori
Background: Critically ill patients with severe acute respiratory failure due to malignant airway stenosis often require emergency intubation and mechanical ventilation. Urgent intervention is necessary for the survival of such patients. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and outcomes of airway stenting in patients with malignant airway stenosis requiring emergency intubation. Methods: Patients with malignant airway stenosis who underwent emergency intubation prior to airway stent placement from September 2005 to September 2015 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124006/selective-pulmonary-artery-occlusion-to-treat-hemoptysis-associated-with-pulmonary-venous-obstruction
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Melissa S W Yamauchi, Mary Hunt Martin, Harlan R Muntz, Ronald W Day
Hemoptysis may occur in patients with pulmonary venous obstruction and prominent decompressing vessels in the airways adjacent to the affected pulmonary veins. The options for treatment of hemoptysis are limited, particularly when efforts to alleviate pulmonary venous obstruction have failed. Here we describe a patient with hemoptysis associated with stenosis of the central left upper pulmonary vein and occlusion of the central left lower pulmonary vein. The left upper pulmonary vein was dilated with balloon catheters and a vascular plug was placed in the left lower pulmonary artery...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080896/objective-endoscopic-measurements-of-central-airway-stenosis-a-pilot-study
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Debora Gil, Rosa Maria Ortiz, Carles Sánchez, Antoni Rosell
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic estimation of the degree of stenosis in central airway obstruction is subjective and highly variable. OBJECTIVE: To determine the benefits of using SENSA (System for Endoscopic Stenosis Assessment), an image-based computational software, for obtaining objective stenosis index (SI) measurements among a group of expert bronchoscopists and general pulmonologists. METHODS: A total of 7 expert bronchoscopists and 7 general pulmonologists were enrolled to validate SENSA usage...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079071/occult-spinal-cord-injury-after-blunt-force-trauma-in-a-patient-with-achondroplasia-a-case-report-and-review-of-trauma-management-strategy
#15
Martin Huecker, Zach Harris, Eric Yazel
BACKGROUND: Achondroplastic dwarfism is associated with anatomic abnormalities that can predispose to occult injury and challenges in trauma management. Airway anatomy is problematic due to macrocephaly, midface hypoplasia, and a narrow nasopharynx. Manipulation of the neck is very dangerous due to the high likelihood of preexisting cervicomedullary stenosis. Restrictive lung disease and obstructive sleep apnea may complicate respiratory status. Peripheral and central venous access can be difficult to obtain...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047403/successful-treatment-of-a-recurrent-granulation-polyp-in-the-airways-with-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-a-case-report
#16
M Polke, J Oelmann-Avendano, A Warth, C P Heussel, F J F Herth, R Eberhardt
BACKGROUND: Benign central airway tumors are very rare diseases. Their unspecific symptoms are responsible for late diagnosis. Endoscopic interventions with different techniques and tools are widely used for their treatment. However, in certain cases interventional endoscopy might be unsuccessful and therefore other methods such as high-dose-rate brachytherapy could be a therapeutic option. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old white German woman was referred to our clinic for an endoscopic treatment of a recurrent granulation polyp in her left main bronchus...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915141/clinical-success-stenting-distal-bronchi-for-lobar-salvage-in-bronchial-stenosis
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Sonali Sethi, Thomas R Gildea, Francisco A Almeida, Joseph C Cicenia, Michael S Machuzak
BACKGROUND: Airway stents are traditionally used in central airway obstructions to maintain airway patency. Historically, distal bronchial stenting within lobar and segmental bronchi has not been amenable to stenting. In addition, there are questionable benefits to stenting small airways. The Atrium iCast stent is a polytetrafluoroethylene covered stainless steel balloon deployed stent which can be deployed through a flexible bronchoscope under direct visualization. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility, complications, and long-term impact of using this stent in patients with lobar bronchial stenosis either secondary to malignancy or benign etiologies...
January 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696967/long-term-outcome-of-short-metallic-stents-for-lobar-airway-stenosis
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Oren Fruchter, Bayya Abed El Raouf, Dror Rosengarten, Mordechai R Kramer
BACKGROUND: Whereas stents are considered an excellent treatment for proximal central major airway stenosis, the value of stenting for distal lobar airway stenosis is still controversial. Our aim was to explore the short-term and long-term outcome of metallic stents placed for benign and malignant lobar airway stenosis. METHODS: Between July 2007 and July 2014, 14 patients underwent small airway stent insertion. The clinical follow-up included serial semiannual physical examinations, pulmonary function tests, imaging, and bronchoscopy...
July 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623537/durability-of-silicone-airway-stents-in-the-management-of-benign-central-airway-obstruction
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Justin M Karush, Christopher W Seder, Anish Raman, Gary W Chmielewski, Michael J Liptay, William H Warren, Andrew T Arndt
PURPOSE: The literature is devoid of a comprehensive analysis of silicone airway stenting for benign central airway obstruction (BCAO). With the largest series in the literature to date, we aim to demonstrate the safety profile, pattern of re-intervention, and duration of silicone airway stents. METHODS: An institutional database was used to identify patients with BCAO who underwent rigid bronchoscopy with dilation and silicone stent placement between 2002 and 2015 at Rush University Medical Center...
October 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592026/-clinical-analysis-of-therapeutic-bronchoscopy-for-tracheal-neoplasm
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Y F Ding, L Chen, H D Huang, Y C Dong, X P Yao, Y Huang, Q Wang, W Zhang, Q Li, C Bai
Objective: To analyze the clinical features in adults with tracheal neoplasm and to evaluate the efficacy of interventional bronchoscopic treatment. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features of 43 adults undergoing therapeutic bronchoscopy for tracheal neoplasm diagnosed in Changhai Hospital affiliated to the Second Military Medical University from January 2004 to July 2014.The degree of stenosis, the grade of dyspnea, and Karnofsky performance status scale were evaluated before and after the last procedure...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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