Current Thoracic Surgery 2022 , Vol 7 , Issue 3
Videothoracoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction in postintubation tracheal stenosis: case report
Semih Erduhan1,Celal Bugra Sezen1,Gamze Tanrıkulu1,Yasar Sönmezoglu1,Volkan Erdogu1,Muzaffer Metin1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Health Sciences University, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2022.027 Viewed : 1787 - Downloaded : 765 Bronchoscopy of a 58-year-old female patient who complained of dyspnea after prolonged intubation revealed stenosis of approximately 2 cm in length at a distance of 2 cm from the carina. Upon that, the patient underwent tracheal resection and reconstruction with VATS using 3 ports. Operations can be performed safely through minimally invasive surgical approaches for tracheal stenoses at the thoracic level. Keywords : video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, post-intubation tracheal stenosis, tracheal resection, minimally invasive surgery, tracheal surgery