Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

ACC : Acute and Critical Care

OPEN ACCESS
SEARCH
Search

Articles

Page Path
HOME > Acute Crit Care > Volume 26(2); 2011 > Article
Case Report Successful Management of Tracheobronchomalacia Associated with Empyema Using a Covered Metallic Tracheobronchial Stent: A Case Report
Young Sik Park, Hyo Jae Kang, Yung Jeong Jeong, Sun Mi Choi, Eun Young Heo, Hyeon Jong Moon, Chang Hoon Lee, Hee Soon Chung, Deog Kyeom Kim

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2011.26.2.105
1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Lung Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
3Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. kimdkmd@snu.ac.kr
  • 2,681 Views
  • 18 Download
  • 0 Crossref
  • 0 Scopus

Tracheobronchomalacia is developed by excessively weakened walls of the trachea and bronchi, and shows dynamic collapse of the airway on expiration and causes dyspnea. Airway stenting or surgical correction of the airway may be helpful. We report a case with tracheobronchomalacia which was combined with chronic empyema and treated successfully with stent insertion.


ACC : Acute and Critical Care