Bronchoplastic closure as an alternative approach for tracheal reconstruction following resection of a massive tracheal tumour.

Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

PubMedID: 25987717

He WX, Song N, Liu M, Jiang GN. Bronchoplastic closure as an alternative approach for tracheal reconstruction following resection of a massive tracheal tumour. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2015;.
A 47-year old woman presented with large cell carcinoma with extensive lengthwise and circumferential invasion of the lower trachea. End-to-end anastomosis by suture lines alone may be impossible and even harmful, following tumour resection with such extensive tracheal involvement. Thus, we performed a successful tracheal reconstruction with bronchoplastic closure without complications or recurrence at 12-month follow-up. This case highlights the use of this technique for the closure of massive airway defects.