Balloon Dilatation of Tracheal Stenosis
66 years old man, tracheostomised for severe pneumonia, earlier developed post tracheostomy stenosis presented with severe stridor with tracheal lumen of 3 mm.
Diagnosis And Treatment
Emergency tracheal dilatation was done using cautery and balloon. Tracheal lumen diameter achieved at the end was 14 mm. Patient was relieved and discharged the next day.
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.