Tracheobronchial stent

Dr Ian Bickle et al.

A tracheo-bronchial stent is a device used in the treatment of symptomatic airway compression.

This device is inserted under bronchoscopic guidance in patients with external compression from mediastinal based malignancy, for example lung or oesophageal cancers.  It may also be used in the treatment of tracheo-oesophageal fistulas.

It is radiodense and hence apparent on plain radiographs and CT.

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