Treatment of tracheal stenosis by drug eluting, bioabsorbable stent
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December 2018 -
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Long-term intubation, tracheostomy, neck or inhalational trauma are common causes for subglottic and tracheal stenosis. Current surgical techniques may not correct the condition in all cases, resulting in restenosis and sometimes requiring a permanent tracheostomy. Tracheal stents can be used to address stenosis, but they have a number of potential shortcomings such as such as risk of acute airway obstruction, migration and poor biocompatibility. We have developed a novel drug-eluting stent conc...