Novel use of the glidescope for rigid bronchoscopic placement of a dynamic (Y) stent

Lonny Yarmus, Christopher Gilbert, Jason Akulian, David Feller-Kopman

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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