Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 37(2); 1990 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1990;37(2):202-210.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1990.
Effects of Balloon Dilatation Therapy in Tuberculous Bronchial Stenosis
Jai Nam Park, Jung Eun Suh, Dong Wook Choi, Jin Heum Baik, Eun Bae Kim, Sung Dai Ma, Nam Soo Rhu, Dong Ill Cho, Jae Won Kim
Department of Chest Medicine, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
협착성 기관지 결핵의 풍선 카테타 요법
박재남, 서정은, 최동욱, 백진흠, 김은배, 마성대, 유남수, 조동일, 김재원
Stenosis of proximal airway due to tuberculosis is one of the most troublesome clinical condition not only because it can lead to respiratory failure but also because of technical difficulty in Surgical treatment. We tried dilatation of main bronchus for 8 cases of stenotic tuberculous bronchitis by using a balloon dilatation catheter in adults. Based on our experiences, balloon dilatation is a relatively noninvasive alternative to surgical dilatation or resection in tracheobronchial stenosis. The authors belive that balloon dilatation therapy should be considered as the initial form of therapy for tracheobronchial stenosis, especially in the cases of non-neoplastic origin.

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