Tracheal Reconstruction for Comlex Acute Tracheal Stenosis

Saulat H. Fatimi, M. Qasim Raza, Alina Ghani, Nilay Shah, Awais Ashfaq

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Tracheal stenosis refers to a reduction in the size of the tracheal lumen and can be due to a myriad of reasons, but the most common remains trauma. In iatrogenic situations, internal trauma is the most likely culprit, resulting from prolonged intubation. Our case reviews a patient who developed severe tracheal stenosis (90% reduction in lumen size) within a month of a threeday- long intubation, and presented to the emergency room with dyspnea, orthopnea, and stridor. Tracheal reconstruction with resection of the stenosed segment and end-to-end anastomosis was done. The patient returned a month later with re-stenosis, and underwent tracheal dilatation. Subsequently, he was discharged with a tracheostomy with no problems thereafter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute Disease
  • Dyspnea
  • Intratracheal
  • Intubation
  • Tracheal stenosis etiology
  • Tracheal stenosis therapy


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