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central airway stenosis

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
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...
June 16, 2017: Lung
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
Alfredo Jalilie, Juan Carlos Carvajal, Rodrigo Aparicio, Manuel Meneses
BACKGROUND: Central airway obstruction caused by malignant or benign lesions, associated in some cases with hemoptysis, is a condition with high morbidity and mortality. The use of electrocautery by flexible bronchoscopy is an initial treatment option with immediate improvement of obstruction symptoms. It is as effective as Nd: YAG laser. AIM: To describe the usefulness of electrocautery in the management of central obstruction of the airway and hemoptysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive study of patients referred for management of central airway obstruction or associated hemoptysis...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
Mary C Theroux, Martha Lopez, Patricia J Olszewsky, Sabina DiCindio, Lynda Arai, Colleen Ditro, Michael B Bober, Olubukola Opeyemi Olla, Tetsu Uejima, David W West, William G Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Metatropic dysplasia is a rare form of skeletal dysplasia requiring multiple anesthetics for surgical and imaging procedures, most of which are orthopedic procedures. We provide centralized care to patients with skeletal dysplasia at our tertiary care pediatric hospital, and we were able to collect the largest number of metatropic dysplasia patients reported to date. AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to describe and characterize the anesthetic difficulties in this high-risk population...
June 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Daniel Barnes, José Gutiérrez Chacoff, Mariana Benegas, Rosario J Perea, Teresa M de Caralt, José Ramirez, Ivan Vollmer, Marcelo Sanchez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the imaging features of the central airway pathology, correlating the findings with those in pathology and virtual endoscopy. To propose a schematic and practical approach to reach diagnoses, placing strong emphasis on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings. METHODS: We reviewed our thoracic pathology database and the central airway pathology-related literature. Best cases were selected to illustrate the main features of each disease...
April 2017: Insights Into Imaging
Himanshu Bhardwaj, Ahmed Awab, Houssein A Youness, Brent Brown
Severe and critical central airway obstruction causing impaired ventilation and/or oxygenation can impose tremendous challenges on the interventional pulmonologist. Near total airway obstruction can rapidly evolve into potentially fatal complete airway occlusion during bronchoscopic airway manipulation under moderate sedation; as well as during the induction of the general anesthesia. Although there are currently interventional pulmonary procedures available to tackle the critical airway obstruction in extreme situations, cardio-pulmonary bypass should be considered prior to the intervention to maintain the adequate gas exchange during the procedure...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Keitaro Matsumoto, Naoya Yamasaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Takuro Miyazaki, Ryotaro Kamohara, Go Hatachi, Takeshi Nagayasu
For severe malignant airway stenosis, there are several types of commercially available airway stents, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. We herein describe the safety and efficacy of combination stenting with silicone and metallic stents for patients with extended malignant airway stenosis. Seven patients with malignant airway stenosis were treated via combination stenting with a silicone stent and a metallic stent for extended airway stenosis from the central to peripheral airways. Five patients were diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, two of whom had tracheoesophageal fistulas...
January 11, 2017: Surgery Today
Miguel A Cobas, Nicole D Martin, Heather B Barkin
Anesthetic care of the morbidly obese is complex due to anatomic and physiologic alterations. Airway management in particular can be challenging. High body mass index is predictive of difficult ventilation and possibly difficult intubation. Other airway anomalies, such as tracheal stenosis, add to the complexity of airway management. Tracheal stenosis, a form of central airway obstruction, may be challenging to diagnose, especially in the obese. Comorbidities can mask the diagnosis and routine imaging may fail to identify the pathology...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Benedict Griffiths, Geraint Lee, Andrew Durward
Central airway obstruction (trachea and major bronchi) in neonates can be caused by malacia, stenosis, or compression by masses or vascular structures. These abnormalities may be present in the neonatal period but are typically not detected until at least 6 months of age. We present four patients (1.6-4.1 kg, 32-41 weeks gestation) with nonspecific symptoms (e.g., poor weight gain, difficulty weaning from CPAP) who underwent bronchoscopy in the neonatal period. Critical airway obstruction (>90%) was identified in these relatively asymptomatic neonates...
April 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Y F Chen, D F Xu, Y M Zeng, H P Zhang, D Y Yang, X Y Chen, J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of locally injected betamethasone on cicatricial tissue hyperplasia in patients with benign central airway stenosis. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted with 2 treatment modalities: conventional interventional(CI)therapy, and CI combined with local betamethasone injection(LBI). The average optical density value of TGF-β1 and collagen density in the local airway tissues were compared before therapy and 7 d after the CI treatment and the LBI treatment, respectively...
August 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Duncan A Meiklejohn, Dylan K Chan, M Lauren Lalakea
Subtotal parathyroidectomy may be indicated in patients with chronic renal failure and tertiary hyperparathyroidism, a population at increased risk for central venous stenosis (CVS) due to repeated vascular access. Here we report a case of complete upper airway obstruction precipitated by subtotal parathyroidectomy with ligation of anterior jugular vein collaterals in a patient with occult CVS. This case demonstrates a previously unreported risk of anterior neck surgery in patients with chronic renal failure...
July 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Kamran Mahmood, Bryan D Kraft, Kristen Glisinski, Matthew G Hartwig, Nicole P Harlan, Claude A Piantadosi, Scott L Shofer
BACKGROUND: Central airway stenosis (CAS) is common after lung transplantation and causes significant post-transplant morbidity. It is often preceded by extensive airway necrosis, related to airway ischemia. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is useful for ischemic grafts and may reduce the development of CAS. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to determine whether HBOT could be safely administered to lung transplant patients with extensive necrotic airway plaques...
September 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Behrad Ziapour
BACKGROUND: To describe the successful management of a patient with severe dyspnea and hypoxia due to tracheal stenosis by the application of a novel bridging technique-anterograde tracheal catheterization-prior to tracheostomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old woman entered the Emergency Department with severe dyspnea, tachypnea, and stridor and a pulse oximetry reading of 60 %. An attempt at intubation failed because of tracheal stenosis discovered 3-4 cm distal to the vocal cords, which had been formed as a complication of intubation the previous month...
April 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
E Moreddu, C Le Treut-Gay, J M Triglia, R Nicollas
INTRODUCTION: Congenital nasal pyriform aperture stenosis (CNPAS) is a rare disease presenting with neonatal respiratory distress, often associated with other anomalies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study reports the clinical and radiological characteristics of the patients managed in The Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery of La Timone Children's Hospital in Marseille between 1988 and 2014. Pyriform aperture (PA) widths were measured on CT-scans, obtained by using hand calipers at the largest portion of the PA in a plan parallel to the Francfort plan...
April 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Paul Zarogoulidis, Georgia Pitsiou, Bernd Linsmeier, Drosos Tsavlis, Ioannis Kioumis, Eleni Papadaki, Lutz Freitag, Theodora Tsiouda, J Francis Turner, Robert Browning, Michael Simoff, Nikolaos Sachpekidis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Bojan Zaric, Lonny Yarmus, Sofia Baka, Grigoris Stratakos, Harald Rittger
Lung cancer being the most prevalent malignancy in men and the 3(rd) most frequent in women is still associated with dismal prognosis due to advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Novel targeted therapies are already on the market and several others are under investigation. However non-specific cytotoxic agents still remain the cornerstone of treatment for many patients. Central airways stenosis or obstruction may often complicate and decrease quality of life and survival of these patients. Interventional pulmonology modalities (mainly debulking and stent placement) can alleviate symptoms related to airways stenosis and improve the quality of life of patients...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Carol Xie, Sujata De, Andrew Selby
The management of the airway in Apert syndrome is complex and multidisciplinary. This rare syndrome, occurring in up to approximately 1 in 65,000 live births, results in airway compromise at various anatomic levels, in addition to abnormal central respiratory drive. Obstructive apneas arise because of decreased airway caliber, which may occur in the form of congenital bony nasal stenosis, choanal atresia, a deviated nasal septum, a narrowed nasopharynx, a thick long soft palate, lateral palatal swellings, and a tracheal cartilage sleeve...
January 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
John K Yue, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Andrew K Chan, Ethan A Winkler, John F Burke, William J Readdy, Sourabh Sharma, Hansen Deng, Sanjay S Dhall
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating disease with an average annual incidence of 29.5 persons per million worldwide. Hence, it is critical to refine and bolster evidence to inform standards of care and improve outcomes. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: In 2013 the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons released updated management guidelines for acute cervical spine injuries and SCI; here, we explore cervical SCI treatment trials since the 2013 publication...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Allison K Royer, Mark C Royer, Jonathan Y Ting, Edward C Weisberger, Michael G Moore
INTRODUCTION: The closure of complex tracheocutaneous fistulae is a surgical challenge. We describe a staged approach for management of a patient with a large tracheocutaneous fistula in the setting of prior surgery and local radiation therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old Caucasian man who had undergone prior surgery and radiation therapy to the lower neck presented to our hospital for treatment of a large tracheocutaneous fistula that had developed with an adjacent area of tracheal stenosis...
2015: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Masakazu Kimura, Kuniharu Miyajima, Masakazu Kojika, Takafumi Kono, Harubumi Kato
Intractable advanced lung cancer can be treated palliatively with photodynamic therapy (PDT) combined with chemotherapy to remove central and peripheral (lobar or segmental bronchi) bronchial stenosis and obstruction. We present data for 12 (eight men, four women) consecutive patients with 13 advanced non-small cell lung carcinomas in whom curative operations were contraindicated, who underwent PDT combined with chemotherapy for local control of the intraluminal lesions. The mean age was 73.3 years (range, 58-80 years), and the stages of cancer were IIA-IV...
2015: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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