Development of Miniature Y Stent for Treatment of Postoperative Bronchial Stenosis

Audra J. Schwalk, Mathieu Marcoux, Stephen G. Swisher, Roberto F. Casal

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Abstract

Bronchial stenosis after chest surgery is a rare event. In upper lobectomy it is likely due to the upward movement of the remaining lobes with torsion of the bronchus and edema. This case report describes the use of existing tools and prosthesis to create a novel miniature Y stent for a stenotic lobar bronchus that rapidly bifurcates, not allowing the insertion of a standard bronchial stent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e99-e101
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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