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Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Dec;82(6):2305-7.

Alternative approach to the surgical management of congenital tracheal stenosis.

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  • 1Heart Institute for Children, Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453, USA.

Abstract

Congenital tracheal stenosis is a serious disease associated with high operative mortality and morbidity, especially in the newborn period. Its surgical management involves either sliding tracheoplasty, which is associated with extensive dissection and recurrent stenosis, or with pericardial patch tracheoplasty that fails to address recoiling of the stenotic complete ring and collapse of the patch into the tracheal lumen. We report a modification of the latter technique, in which a half ring external stenting device is used to keep the rings from recoiling.

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