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Extratracheal biodegradable splint to treat life-threatening tracheomalacia

Lang, Florian J
Published in The annals of thoracic surgery. 2004, vol. 78, no. 4, p. 1446-8
Abstract A 9-month-old girl presented with life-threatening acute respiratory failure 1 week after the surgical correction of a double aortic arch, which was due to a severe bulging of the pars membranacea into the lumen of the trachea that produced a complete obstruction of the lower trachea. Under cardiopulmonary bypass, a Y-shaped posterior biodegradable splint was placed behind the trachea and sutured to the posterior trachea, and a simultaneous right aortic arch aortopexy was performed. Thereafter, the child recovered normal respiratory function. Follow-up bronchoscopy showed a posterior dip at the splint level and an asymptomatic persistent posterior compression of the right main bronchus.
Keywords Absorbable ImplantsAirway Obstruction/etiologyAorta, Thoracic/abnormalities/surgeryCardiopulmonary BypassChildEquipment DesignFemaleHumansPostoperative Complications/etiology/surgeryReoperationRespiratory Insufficiency/etiology/surgerySplintsTracheal Diseases/complications/surgery
PMID: 15464513
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BUGMANN, Philippe et al. Extratracheal biodegradable splint to treat life-threatening tracheomalacia. In: The annals of thoracic surgery, 2004, vol. 78, n° 4, p. 1446-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.07.049 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41071

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