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Experience in tracheobronchial reconstruction with a costal cartilage graft for congenital tracheal stenosis.

Although successful surgical management of congenital tracheal stenosis has been reported, it is still controversial as to the best operative procedure. Eleven infants with congenital tracheal stenosis were evaluated to confirm the efficacy of tracheobronchial reconstruction with costal cartilage graft. Symptoms ranged from recurrent respiratory infection to severe respiratory failure. All infants had other congenital anomalies in addition to tracheal stenosis. Notably, five infants had pulmonary artery sling and four infants had patent ductus arteriosus. Definitive diagnosis was made by bronchoscopy, results of which showed complete tracheal rings in all patients with severely compromised tracheobronchial lumens. Five infants had elongated stenosis involving nearly the whole length of the trachea, and five infants had segmental stenosis involving nearly one half the length of the trachea. One infant had bilateral stenosis of the main bronchi. Early experience included two deaths from problems related to the repair. The involvement of the carina and the distal portion of the trachea was associated with increased complications and a higher mortality rate. Currently, our preferred technique facilitated by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) includes carinal reconstruction with a thin-wall intraluminal stent. Bronchoscopy is essential for accurate intraoperative incision of the trachea, post-operative airway management for several weeks, and removal of the intraluminal stent.

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