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Use of combined suspension laryngoscopy and jet ventilation for Y-shaped airway stents delivery.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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Airway stenting is a common endoscopic procedure that is used to treat a variety of central airway lesions. Obstructions or fistulas involving the carina or nearby tracheobronchial structures require the use of specially designed stents, commonly referred to as Y-stents. Conventional methods of endobronchial Y-stent delivery are all characterized by a blind and apneic period during the procedure that carries the risk of stent misplacement or ventilation/oxygenation problems or both. Using combined suspension laryngoscopy, flexible bronchoscopy, and jet ventilation, we describe a technique that makes challenging bronchoscopic interventions--such as self-expandable Y-shaped airway stent delivery--easy, precise, and safe.
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