Bronchoscopic Treatment in the Management of Benign Tracheal Stenosis: Choices for Simple and Complex Tracheal Stenosis

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Dalar L., Karasulu L., Abul Y., Ozdemir C., Sokucu S. N., Tarhan M., ...More

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.101, no.4, pp.1310-1317, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 101 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.10.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1310-1317
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Background. Bronchoscopic treatment is 1 of the treatment choices for both palliative and definitive treatment of benign tracheal stenosis. There is no consensus on the management of these patients, however, especially patients having complex stenoses. The aim of the present study was to assess, in the largest group of patients with complex stenoses yet reported, which types of tracheal stenosis are amenable to optimal management by bronchoscopic treatment.