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Fully-circumferential tracheal replacement: when and how?

  
@article{Mediastinum4653,
	author = {Alain Wurtz},
	title = {Fully-circumferential tracheal replacement: when and how?},
	journal = {Mediastinum},
	volume = {3},
	number = {0},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Extensive tracheal resections are mainly considered in the treatment of extended malignant lesions. These are respectively: (I) for proximal tumors, monobloc laryngotracheal resection followed by construction of an anterior mediastinal tracheostomy (associated, when appropriate, with trans-hiatal esophagectomy and esophageal substitution by gastroplasty or coloplasty) (1); (II) segmental resection of the trachea over 50% of its length in adults and over 30% in children; (III) carinal resection, isolated or associated with pneumonectomy, when a greater than 4 cm airway gap makes end-to-end anastomosis impossible. In the latter two situations, the use of a tracheal substitute for fully-circumferential tracheal replacement (FTR) is mandatory. Occasionally, the tracheal substitute may be useful to treat a large congenital/acquired benign stenosis or malacia, or a dehiscence after tracheal or cricotracheal resection reconstruction by primary anastomosis (2).},
	url = {http://med.amegroups.com/article/view/4653}
}