Surgical Treatment of Benign Tracheal Stenosis: Analysis of Twenty-One Patients

  • Aynur Bas
  • Ali Celik Gazi University, School of Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery
  • Yusuf Unal
  • Ismail Cuneyt Kurul
  • Abdullah İrfan Taştepe
Keywords: Trachea, benign stenosis, surgery,


Objective: The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate 21 cases of tracheal stenosis that underwent surgery due to benign tracheal stenosis. Methods: A total of 21 patients who underwent surgery due to benign tracheal stenosis in our clinic between 2010 and 2017 were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were analyzed in terms of age, gender, surgical indication, surgical approach, comorbidities, length of the trachea resected, postoperative complications, the duration of hospitalization and development of restenosis. Results: Out of 21 patients, 12 were male and nine female. Surgical indication was postintubation tracheal stenosis in 15 patients. The mean age was 39.6 (10-83) and the mean length of resection was 3.33 cm. Collar incision was performed in 16, collar and sternotomy incision in 3, and sternotomy incision in 2 patients. Complication rates were high in patients with comorbidity. Conclusion: Tracheal surgery is mostly applied due to benign disease in addition to the malignant diseases of the tracheal surgery is mostly performed with low rates of morbidity and mortality, and the outcomes are usually satisfactory.


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