Use of balloon-expandable metallic stent in a premature infant with congenital tracheobronchial stenosis

Torer B., Gulcan H., OĞUZKURT L., Oguzkurt P., Tarcan A.

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, vol.43, no.4, pp.414-417, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppul.20788
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.414-417


A congenital tracheobronchial stenosis is a rare obstructive lesion of the airway characterized by intrinsic narrowing of a segment of the trachea and bronchi. In this report, we present the smallest premature infant with a congenital tracheobronchial stenosis who has been successfully treated with balloon dilatation and placement of a balloon-expandable metallic stent.