Bronchoscopic treatment in the management of benign tracheal stenosis: Choices for simple and complex tracheal stenosis
Sökücü, Sinem Nedime
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KünyeDalar L, Karasulu L, Abul Y, Özdemir C, Sökücü SN, Tarhan M, Altin S. Bronchoscopic treatment in the management of benign tracheal stenosis: Choices for simple and complex tracheal stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Apr;101(4):1310-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.005.
Background:Bronchoscopic treatment is 1 of the treatment choices for both palliative and definitive treatment of benign tracheal stenosis. There is no consensus on the management of these patients, however, especially patients having complex stenoses. The aim of the present study was to assess, in the largest group of patients with complex stenoses yet reported, which types of tracheal stenosis are amenable to optimal management by bronchoscopic treatment. Methods: The present study was a retrospective cohort study including 132 consecutive patients with benign tracheal stenoses diagnosed between August 2005 and January 2013. The mean age of the study population was 52 ± 18 years; 62 (47%) were women and 70 (53%) were men. Their lesions were classified as simple and complex stenoses.