Central Airway Obstruction

Central Airway Obstruction

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Technology In-Service

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CRE™ Pulmonary Balloon Dilator In-Service Video

Device and procedure overview for the CRE™ Pulmonary Balloon Dilator

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Videos

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Dynamic™ (Y) Stent Case Study – Dr. David Duhamel

Case study featuring the use of the Dynamic™ (Y) Stent for tracheobronchomalacia

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Dynamic™ (Y) Stent Case Study – Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran

Case study featuring the use of the Dynamic™ (Y) Stent for tracheo-esophageal fistula.

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Case Studies

Uncovered Ultraflex Stent Use in Upper Tracheal Extrinsic Compression Guided by EBUS

67-year-old woman with history of non-small cell lung cancer underwent right upper lobectomy 7 months prior to admission. She presented to ER with increasing shortness of breath and stridor.

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Esophageal and Airway Stent Technique Spotlights for the Interventional Pulmonologist and Thoracic Surgeon

A 36-year-old male presented with hiccups, dysphagia, and a 10-pound weight loss over 2 months. He was evaluated with endoscopy and was found to have an 8 cm malignant tumor in the lower third of the esophagus.

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Technique Spotlight - Post-Intubation Tracheal Stenosis

A 65-year-old Caucasian female with history of CHF (EF<10%) who had a very severe motor vehicle accident 15 years ago. She was in the hospital for a number of months with a longterm tracheostomy. She had recurrent problems with her subglottic trachea. Approximately two years ago, she had a stent placed in her airway.

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Clinical Perspective - Airway Obstruction

Airway obstruction is nearly always symptomatic and frequently life threatening. Whenever possible, surgical resection and reconstruction offer the best chance for definitive management.

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Dynamic™ (Y) Stent for Malignant Carinal and Mainstem Bronchi Obstruction

59 year old female with newly diagnosed non small cell lung cancer presented with severe respiratory distress and stridor to an outside hospital. She was intubated for respiratory decompensation and transferred for endoscopic airway palliation...

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