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May 1976

Tracheal Stenosis: A Method of Dilation With Use of the Fiberoptic Bronchoscope

Arch Surg. 1976;111(5):554-556. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360230054010

• Tracheal stenosis is not an uncommon sequel of prolonged endotracheal intubation. In some cases, immediate reconstruction is not feasible. We use the flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope and a lucent, tapered endotracheal tube for tracheal dilation. The fiberoptic bronchoscope is passed through a special T connector into the endotracheal tube and used to guide the tube under direct vision through the stricture.

(Arch Surg 111:554-556, 1976)