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J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2005 Feb;16(2 Pt 1):287-91.

Treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis with balloon-assisted posterior tracheal splitting and temporary placement of a covered retrievable metallic stent.

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Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, 388-1, Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, Korea.

Abstract

Balloon tracheoplasty and temporary placement of a covered retrievable self-expandable metallic stent was successfully undertaken in the treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis from complete cartilaginous rings in an infant. After balloon tracheoplasty and temporary placement of the stent for 5 months, stable airway condition has been maintained for 21 months.

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