Tracheal stenosis due to relapsing polychondritis managed for 16 years with a silicon T-tube covering the entire trachea

Takashi Nakayama, Hirohisa Horinouchi, Keisuke Asakura, Takashi Ohtsuka, Yotaro Izumi, Mitsutomo Kono, Hiroaki Nomori

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We report the case of a 35-year-old man with tracheal stenosis caused by relapsing polychondritis. The disease began at age 17, and he underwent steroid therapy and tracheostomy. After 2 years, owing to inflammation and fibrosis, a T-tube was inserted from the glottis to the tracheal bifurcation. Besides hospitalization for mild pneumonia, the patient was able to lead a normal sedentary life with satisfactory communication. T-tubes are an effective and low-risk treatment measure for preserving airway function in patients with tracheal stenosis due to polychondritis. In this report we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different stents in treating relapsing polychondritis.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1126-1128
ページ数3
ジャーナルAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
92
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 外科
  • 呼吸器内科
  • 循環器および心血管医学

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