Challenges in the management of acquired tracheal stenosis: a case report

  • Ilona Šuškevičienė
  • Tomas Bukauskas
  • Aurika Karbonskienė
  • Andrius Macas
Keywords: tracheal stenosis, subglottic stenosis, tracheostomy, stridor, rigid bronchoscopy, high frequency jet ventilation


Nowadays intubation is thought to be a safe, routine and life-saving pro­ cedure. Prolonged endotracheal intubation can result in fibrin deposits and predispose to the development of tracheal stenosis. The most com­ mon site for the occurrence of intubation-induced tracheal damage is at the area in contact with the inflatable cuff. We demonstrate the case re­ port that such injuries may lead to serious complications such as tracheal and laryngeal stenosis. The treatment is quite difficult and associated with significant risk and complications.