Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Trachea: resection and anastomosis

Contributor(s): Carl Kirker-Head, Graham Munroe, Rachel Murray

Introduction

  • The resection of damaged or distorted trachea and the subsequent reconstruction using end-to-end anastomosis.
  • Indicated in a variety of cervical tracheal problems.

Uses

  • Segmental cervical stenosis involving < 6 rings   Trachea: stenosis  :
    • Stricture of tracheal mucosa post-necrosis from over-inflation of endotracheal tube cuff.
    • Post-tracheotomy   Trachea: tracheotomy  or tracheostomy .
    • Post-surgery for treatment of stenosis/collapse.
    • Direct tracheal trauma .
  • Tracheal collapse involving < 6 rings   Trachea: collapse  :
    • Primary syndrome.
    • Tracheal trauma.
    • Peritracheal masses.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Guarded especially if large numbers of rings resected.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Kirker-Head C A & Jakob T P (1990) Surgical repair of ruptured trachea in a horse. JAVMA 196 (10), 1635-1638 PubMed.


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