The Stening® Tracheal stent is the classical and straight stent for tracheal affections. It has a tubular structure, with flat surface anchoring studs on its outer wall to prevent stent migration.
Primary or secondary tracheal neoplasm
After laser resection, cryotherapy or electrocautery, to maintain the airway opened.
Extrinsic compression or compromise of the submucosa
Post intubation stenosis
Post infectious stenosis (endobronchial tuberculosis, histoplasmosis mediastinal fibrosis, herpes virus, diphtheria)
Focal trachea-broncho-malacia: following tracheostomy or radiation therapy
Diffuse trachea-broncho-malacia: idiopathic, polychondritis or Mounier-Kuhn syndrome
Excessive dynamic compression of the airway
Extrinsic compression caused by an aortic aneurysm
Tracheal distortion caused by kyphoscoliosis
Tracheal obstruction caused by an oesophageal stent
In combination with an oesophageal stent
The procedure will take place under general anaesthesia.
The implant of these type of prostheses can be made directly through the work channel of the tracheoscope or bronchoscope.
A conventional introducer for silicone prostheses can be used as well. A rigid endoscope will be used to access the airway.