Surgical Treatment of Post-Intubation Tracheal Stenosis


1 Tracheal Disease Research Center

2 Lung Transplantation Research Center

3 Telemedicine Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University M.C., TEHRAN-IRAN.


Incidence of post-intubation tracheal stenoses is relatively high in Iran and the majority of tracheal surgeries are performed to treat these strictures. Therefore, it is important to become familiar with the nature of tracheal stenoses and know their treatment methods. Most surgeons learn different methods of tracheal surgery through operating on cases of post-intubation tracheal stenoses and apply these methods for surgical operation of tracheal tumors. We mainly focused on the technique of tracheal surgery, patient selection, and pre-op and post-op equipments required. Other related fields such as anatomy of the trachea, bronchoscopy, imaging, laser therapy and stenting are mentioned when necessary. (Tanaffos2010; 9(4): 9-21)