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Successful Silicon Stent for Life-Threatening Tracheal Wall Laceration.
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PMID:  22785447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report an 86-year-old woman with a large tracheal laceration caused by tracheal intubation at cardiopulmonary arrest who underwent a successful stent procedure. Tracheal laceration developed in the membranous portion longitudinally 6 cm in length to 2 cm above the carina. Following 9 days' tracheal intubation, a Y-shaped silicon stent was inserted over the lacerated trachea. Four months after the stenting procedure, we removed the Y-shaped silicon stent from the healed membranous wall. The patient returned to daily life without requiring thoracotomy.
Authors:
Shinichi Yamamoto; Shunsuke Endo; Tetsuya Endo; Sayaka Mitsuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Shimotsuke, Tochigi, Japan.
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