Bronchoscopic management of benign stenosis

Chest Surg Clin N Am. 2001 Nov;11(4):749-68.


In summary, the use of laser technology in the airway for the treatment of benign lesions has become a standard therapeutic modality for the airway endoscopist. It is extremely important that endoscopists be well acquainted with the laser soft tissue interactions of the laser being used and the safety precautions associated with each individual wavelength. They should be conversant with the indications and contraindications and have the ability to use adjuvant therapeutic modalities, such as stents and medications. As usual, patient selection is one of the key factors related to successful management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy* / methods
  • Dilatation / methods
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / complications
  • Hemangioma / complications
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / complications
  • Laryngostenosis / etiology
  • Laryngostenosis / surgery*
  • Laser Therapy / methods
  • Papilloma / surgery
  • Respiratory Tract Neoplasms / surgery
  • Stents
  • Tracheal Stenosis / etiology
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery*