Balloon Dilatation of Tracheal Stenosis
20 years old male with a history of mechanical ventilation for 15 days after neuroparalytic snake bite presented with stridor at rest. He was using accessory muscles and was in type 2 respiratory failure.
Diagnosis And Treatment
CT scan showed long segment tracheal stenosis. 5 cm stenosed segment starting 2 cm from vocal cords.
Emergency tracheal dilation performed and silicone stent placed.
About Author –
Dr. V Nagarjuna Maturu, Consultant Pulmonology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad.
MD, DM (Pulmonology)
His special interest lies in Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial Ultrasonography (EBUS), Medical thoracoscopy, Sleep Medicine, Rigid bronchoscopy and Therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures.