Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2015 Aug;48(4):231-237. 10.5090/kjtcs.2015.48.4.231.

Surgery of the Trachea

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  • 1Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, USA. allen.mark@mayo.edu

Abstract

Surgical procedures on the trachea have only been undertaken within the past 50 years. Knowing the unique blood supply of the trachea and how to reduce tension on any anastomosis are key to a successful outcome. Tracheal conditions requiring surgery usually present with shortness of breath on exertion, and preoperative evaluation involves computed tomography and rigid bronchoscopy. Tracheal resection and reconstruction can be safely performed with excellent outcomes by following a well-described technique.

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Tracheal surgery; Trachea reconstruction
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