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Tracheal stenosis treated by division of the brachiocephalic artery: Report of a case.
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PMID:  21110159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Tracheal stenosis of the brachiocephalic artery (BCA) is rare, and no definitive treatment protocol has yet been established. Brachiocephalic artery compression of the trachea is also relatively rare. This report presents a case of tracheal stenosis treated by division of the BCA. A 29-year-old woman was admitted because of stridor. Computed tomography (CT) revealed tracheal stenosis caused by compression of the BCA. Brachiocephalic artery suspension or aortopexy was not indicated because she had a thoracic deformity. Therefore, the BCA was divided. The operation was achieved without complications such as ischemia of the right arm or stroke. The stenosis of the trachea was improved. Division of the BCA can be an effective alternative procedure when the tracheal stenosis is caused by the BCA.
Tadanori Minagawa; Hiroyuki Oizumi; Takaki Emura; Mitsuaki Sadahiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1436-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1152-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, 2-2-2 Iidanishi, Yamagata, 990-9585, Japan.
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