Airway stenting for complex airway disease is a common procedure performed by interventional pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons. Malignant central airway obstruction with carinal involvement and tracheobronchomalacia are 2 of the more common indications for the placement of a specially designed stent known as a Y stent. We describe the first report in the literature, to our knowledge, of a novel use of the GlideScope (Verathon Inc, Bothell, WA) to facilitate safe and rapid placement of the Dynamic (Y) Stent (Boston Scientific, Natick, MA) and greatly improve on the teaching aspects of the placement of this stent.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine