Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

///Collapsed Trachea and Tracheoplasty
Collapsed Trachea and Tracheoplasty 2018-07-03T02:53:56+00:00

Collapsed Trachea and Tracheoplasty

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We offer a non-surgical procedure as a treatment of tracheal collapse: tracheal stent/tracheoplasty. When medical management has been unsuccessful, surgical correction, such as a tracheal ring or placement of extraluminal devices, may be offered, but complications may develop.

Tracheal stenting, also called tracheoplasty, is a treatment option for tracheal collapse that is refractory to medical management. When the patient is referred to Veterinary Specialty Center for a tracheal stent, the magnitude of the tracheal collapse will be evaluated under fluoroscopy and then the appropriate stent will be deployed.