Tracheal Resection and Reconstruction

  • Karen McRaeEmail author


The tracheal imaging (CT scan and/or MRI) must be examined by the anesthesiologist to plan the anesthetic management. Patients with tracheal stenosis may not become symptomatic until the tracheal diameter is narrowed to <50% of normal. Initial surgical management for tracheal stenosis will commonly involve rigid bronchoscopy and dilation. The two major methods of distal airway management for resection of tracheal stenosis are cross-field ventilation with an endotracheal tube or jet ventilation with a tracheal catheter. Maintenance of anesthesia during the period of tracheal resection is commonly managed with an intravenous infusion technique.


Open airway surgery Cross-field ventilation Jet ventilation Intraoperative ECMO Montgomery T-tube 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Pain ManagementThe Toronto General Hospital, University Health NetworkTorontoCanada

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