Tracheobronchial Stenting is Safe and Effective in Relieving Upper Airway Obstruction

Pang, Yong Kek and Laim, C.K. and Leow, C.H. and Shyamala, P. and Zal, A.R. (2006) Tracheobronchial Stenting is Safe and Effective in Relieving Upper Airway Obstruction. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 61 (2). pp. 147-150. ISSN 0300-5283,

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Many studies have shown that tracheobronchial stenting is effective in relieving respiratory distress secondary to major airway obstruction due to lung or oesophageal cancer. A retrospective review on the benefits and complications of self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) insertion through flexible bronchoscopy for the palliative treatment of upper airway obstruction in University Malaya Medical Centre was performed. Ten patients underwent this procedure. Relief of dyspnoea was immediate following stent insertion in all patients. Stent migration occurred in one patient and three patients had restenosis of the central airway. We conclude that tracheobronchial stenting via flexible bronchoscopy is feasible and safe.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: University Malaya Medical Centre. Faculty of Medicine. Dept. of Medicine. Respiratory Unit
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tracheobronchial Stenting; Upper Airway Obstruction
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2019 04:52

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