Slide Tracheoplasty as a Rescue Technique After Unsuccessful Patch Tracheoplasty

Martin J. Elliott, Simone Speggiorin, Vladimiro L. Vida, Massimo A. Padalino, Paola E. Cogo, Cesare Cutrone, Loris Mirri, Giovanni Stellin

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Long-segment tracheal stenosis with complete tracheal rings is a severe and life-threatening problem in small children. Slide tracheoplasty has largely become the treatment of choice for these patients [1-4]. Its use after the failure of other techniques has not been previously reported. We describe a 3-year-old child who underwent a rescue slide tracheoplasty for re-stenosis after initial patch tracheoplasty for long-segment tracheal stenosis and pulmonary artery sling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1031
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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