Tracheotomy-coblation for acquired subglottic tracheal stenosis: a case report

Jingtao Huang, Zhongwei Zhang, Tao Zhang
2019 Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery  
Tracheal stenosis caused by tracheotomy and intubation is considered intractable. Although the segmental tracheal resection and endoscopic intervention are available, they usually result in great operation injury or are difficult to perform. Case presentation: A patient with acquired tracheal stenosis was treated with tracheotomy-coblation. The patient was followed up by bronchoscopy every 2 months. After 6-month follow-up, the symptoms of dyspnea and hoarseness disappeared and no tracheal
more » ... sis was observed. Conclusions: The present technique, tracheotomy-coblation, is advantageous with less injury and easy to perform.
doi:10.1186/s13019-019-0947-2 fatcat:iufg2iszbbgozhyxdt4uggiwoy