Anesthesia Management in a Pregnant Woman with Severe Sub-glottic Stenosis


1 Department of Anesthesiology,

2 Telemedicine Research Center,

3 Tracheal Disease Research Center,

4 Department of Pulmonary Medicine,

5 Lung Transplantation Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University M.C., TEHRAN-IRAN.


Tracheal stenosis is extremely rare during pregnancy and is frequently mistaken for and treated as asthma. We describe the management of anesthesia in a pregnant patient with severe subglottic stenosis requiring rigid bronchoscopy for dilation and laser treatment of the stenotic area. (Tanaffos 2008; 7(3): 76-80)