Successful Recanalization of a Complete Lobar Bronchial Stenosis in a Lung Transplant Patient Using a Combined Percutaneous and Bronchoscopic Approach
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Airway stenosis is a major complication after lung transplantation that is usually managed with a combination of interventional endoscopic techniques, including endobronchial debridement, balloon dilation, and stent placement. Herein, we report a successful case of recanalization of a complete stenosis of the right middle lobe bronchus in a lung transplant patient, by using a combined percutaneous–bronchoscopic approach after the failure of endobronchial debridement.
KeywordsNon-vascular interventions Recanalization Lung
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Roberto Miraglia, Patrizio Vitulo, Luigi Maruzzelli, Gaetano Burgio, Settimo Caruso, Alessandro Bertani, Adriana Callari, and Angelo Luca declare no conflict of interest.
The procedure performed in this study was in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from the patient included in the study.
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