Alternative approach to the surgical management of congenital tracheal stenosis

Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Dec;82(6):2305-7. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.02.019.


Congenital tracheal stenosis is a serious disease associated with high operative mortality and morbidity, especially in the newborn period. Its surgical management involves either sliding tracheoplasty, which is associated with extensive dissection and recurrent stenosis, or with pericardial patch tracheoplasty that fails to address recoiling of the stenotic complete ring and collapse of the patch into the tracheal lumen. We report a modification of the latter technique, in which a half ring external stenting device is used to keep the rings from recoiling.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pericardium / transplantation
  • Stents*
  • Suture Techniques
  • Tetralogy of Fallot / complications
  • Tracheal Stenosis / congenital
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery*
  • Tracheotomy*