Collapsed Trachea and Tracheoplasty
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.