Journal article

Tracheal resection for critical tracheal occlusion due to intraluminal tumour

T Zhong, Y Wang, DA Story

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2006


Anaesthesia for tracheal resection requires careful planning by an experienced team. We report a case of urgent tracheal resection for a vascular tumor in a 41-year-old man who was a heavy smoker The tumour occupied most of his trachea. A CT reconstruction of the tumor assisted in planning. Perioperative tracheal laser therapy and cardiopulmonary bypass were not used due to concerns about excessive bleeding. Intraoperative airway management involved an upper endotracheal tube placed by the anaesthetist and a second, lower, endotracheal tube placed by the surgeon. The existing evidence for anaesthesia management of tracheal resection is currently limited to case reports. This case illustrates..

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