Am J Transplant 2021 Jul 31. Epub 2021 Jul 31.
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Am J Transplant 2021 Jul 8. Epub 2021 Jul 8.
The Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA.
Tracheal transplantation has been envisioned as a viable option for reconstruction of long-segment tracheal defects. We report the first human single-stage long-segment tracheal transplantation. Narrow-band imaging and bronchoscopic biopsies demonstrate allograft vascularization and viable epithelial lining. Read More
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 07;60(2):402-408
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Objectives: A tension-free anastomosis is crucial to minimize the risk of airway complications after laryngotracheal surgery. The 'guardian' chin stitch is placed to prevent hyperextension of the neck in the early postoperative period. This manoeuvre was introduced early in tracheal surgery and is now routinely performed by many airway surgeons. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Dec 10;277(12):3415-3421. Epub 2020 Sep 10.
Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Purpose: A single institutions experience with various surgical options in the treatment of severe suprastomal collapse (SSC).Methods: The study included 18 tracheostomized children with SSC treated between January 2012 and December 2018. Data included: patient demography, initial airway lesions, comorbidities, indication and age at tracheostomy, prior airway surgery, stomal demography, type of surgery, postoperative management, complications and treatment outcomes. Read More