Ultrasonographic evaluation of a vascularized tracheal transplantation

Luis F. Tintinago, Diego A. Herrera, Elcy Medina, Jairo H. Patiño, Fidel Cano, Carlos S. Restrepo

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Abstract

Tracheal stenosis is a frequent problem that in most cases is a complication of prolonged intubation. When the stenosis impairs more than half of the length of the trachea, it is not technically feasible to make a resection with a terminoterminal anastomosis. In this clinical context, tracheal transplantation is a therapeutic alternative. We report the case of a patient in whom a vascularized tracheal transplantation was performed successfully and emphasize the importance of an imaging evaluation, particularly with ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1145-1149
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Tintinago, L. F., Herrera, D. A., Medina, E., Patiño, J. H., Cano, F., & Restrepo, C. S. (2005). Ultrasonographic evaluation of a vascularized tracheal transplantation. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 24(8), 1145-1149. https://doi.org/10.7863/jum.2005.24.8.1145