The 74th annual meeting symposium II. Prevention and treatment of bronchial stenosis 4. Surgical treatment for tuberculous tracheobronchial stenosis

Masafumi Kawamura, Masazumi Watanabe, Koichi Kobayashi

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Thirty-nine patients with bronchial tuberculosis underwent bronchoplastic surgery. The modes of procedures were left upper sleeve lobectomy in 13 patients, sleeve resection of the left main bronchus in 11 patients, sleeve resection of the left main bronchus with concomitant left upper lobectomy in 2 patients, right upper sleeve lobectomy in 6 patients, sleeve resection of the right intermediate bronchus in 2 patients, right sleeve superior segmentectomy of the lower lobe in one patient, sleeve resection of the trachea with concomitant left pneumonectomy in one patient, left lower sleeve lobectomy in one patient, carinal resection with right upper sleeve lobectomy and middle lobectomy in one patient, and dilatation of the left main bronchus with a free skin graft reinforced with a steel wire in one patient. There were one operation death and one operation related death in 1950's. FEV 1.0% of 12 patients whose records of pulmonary function tests performed before and after surgery were available, were increased significantly from 67 ± 10% to 82 ± 8% in average. Three patients of laryngotracheal stenosis due to tuberculosis were treated with silicon T-tube. In 2 patients their stenotic lesions were repaired by stenting only, for 36 and 56 months. In one patient, T-tube could not be removed due to laryngeal malacia for more than 12 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)891-896
Number of pages6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1



  • Bronchoplasty
  • Stent
  • T-tube
  • Tracheobronchial stenosis
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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