Recurred post-intubation tracheal stenosis treated with bronchoscopic cryotherapy

Ye Ryung Jung, Joon Taek Jeong, Myoung Kyu Lee, Sang Ha Kim, Suk Joong Yong, Seok Jeong Lee, Won Yeon Lee

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Post-intubation tracheal stenosis accounts for the greatest proportion of whole-cause tracheal stenosis. Treatment of post-intubation tracheal stenosis requires a multidisciplinary approach. Surgery or an endoscopic procedure can be used, depending on the type of stenosis. However, the efficacy of cryotherapy in postintubation tracheal stenosis has not been validated. Here, we report a case of recurring post-intubation tracheal stenosis successfully treated with bronchoscopic cryotherapy that had previously been treated with surgery. In this case, cryotherapy was effective in treating web-like fibrous stenosis, without requiring more surgery. Cryotherapy can be considered as an alternative or primary treatment for post-intubation tracheal stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3331-3335
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Internal Medicine


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