Our Experience on Silicone Y-Stent for Severe COPD Complicated With Expiratory Central Airway Collapse


Ozgul M. A. , Cetinkaya E., ÇÖRTÜK M. , Iliaz S., Tanriverdi E., Gul S., et al.

JOURNAL OF BRONCHOLOGY & INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY, cilt.24, ss.104-109, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/lbr.0000000000000346
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BRONCHOLOGY & INTERVENTIONAL PULMONOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.104-109

Özet

Background: Expiratory central airway collapse (ECAC) is abnormal central airway narrowing during expiration. ECAC involves 2 different pathophysiological entities as tracheobronchomalacia and excessive dynamic airway collapse (EDAC). Although the exact cause is unknown, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is frequently accompanied by ECAC. Although there are various publications on the relationship between COPD and ECAC, there are very few data for stent placement in patients with tracheobronchomalacia accompanied severe COPD. We share our results for stenting in ECAC among patients with severe COPD.