Polyflex™ stenting of tracheomalacia after surgery for congenital tracheal stenosis

James Tibballs*, Stephen Fasulakis, Colin F. Robertson, Robert G. Berkowitz, John Massie, Christian Brizard, Elizabeth Rose, Elhamy Bekhit, Robert Eyres, Philip Ragg

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    Abstract

    Polyflex™ self-expanding stents (Rüsch, Germany) were used in three young children who had presented with life-threatening long-segment tracheal stenosis with bronchial stenosis in two cases. Two children had slide tracheoplasties and subsequently aortic homografts and another tracheal resection and autotracheoplasty. However, in all cases persistent lower tracheal malacia necessitated stenting. Complications of granuloma, stent migration or dislodgement occurred in all cases. A fatal tracheo-aortic fistula occurred in one child. Granuloma in one was treated successfully with steroids. One child survives.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-163
    Number of pages5
    JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Volume71
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

    Keywords

    • Child
    • Stent
    • Tracheal stenosis

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