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