Experience with tracheal resection for traumatic tracheal stenosis

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986 Apr;94(4):444-50. doi: 10.1177/019459988609400408.


Ten patients with traumatic tracheal stenosis--unresponsive to conservative therapy--underwent tracheal resection. Two of the stenoses resulted from gunshot injuries, three were due to prolonged intubation, and five developed after tracheotomy. Eight of the operations were completely successful. There was one death, and one patient has had recurrent granulation tissue at the anastomotic site. The pathogenesis of tracheal stenosis, as well as its treatment--including the technical details of tracheal resection--are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Suture Techniques
  • Trachea / injuries*
  • Tracheal Stenosis / etiology
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery*
  • Tracheotomy / adverse effects
  • Wounds, Gunshot / complications