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A New Technique of Deploying Dynamic Y Stent Using Flexible Bronchoscope, Video Laryngoscope, and Laryngeal Mask Airway

Obeidat, Shadi MD; Badin, Shadi MD; Khawaja, Imran MD

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology: April 2010 - Volume 17 - Issue 2 - p 171-173
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181da2adf
Brief Reports

Dynamic Y stents are used in tracheobronchial obstruction, tracheal stenosis, and tracheomalacia. Placement may be difficult and is usually accomplished using a rigid grasping forceps (under fluoroscopic guidance) or a rigid bronchoscope. We report using a new stent placement technique on an elderly patient with a central tracheobronchial tumor. It included using a flexible bronchoscope, video laryngoscope, and laryngeal mask airway. The new technique we used has the advantages of continuous direct endoscopic visualization during stent advancement and manipulation, and securing the airways with a laryngeal mask airway at the same time. This technique eliminates the need for intraoperative fluoroscopy.

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, WV

Reprints: Shadi Obeidat, MD, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 1249 15th Street, Huntington, WV 25701 (e-mail:

Received for publication November 9, 2009; accepted January 19, 2010

Source of support: None.

There is no conflict of interest.

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