Tracheobronchomalacia as a Rare Cause of Chronic Dyspnea in Adults

Uyar M., Sanli M., Kervancioglu S., Taskin-Dogan B., Bakir K., Dikensoy Ö.

MEDICAL PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE, cilt.26, sa.2, ss.179-181, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000455858
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.179-181


Objective: To emphasize the importance of a careful clinical evaluation to prevent unnecessary interventions and treatments. Clinical Presentation and Intervention: A 76-year-old female patient had been diagnosed with asthma during previous admissions to different hospitals. She had also undergone fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) on 2 occasions for evaluation of right middle lobe atelectasis observed on computed tomography. A repeated FOB revealed tracheobronchomalacia and nodular bronchial amyloidosis. A silicone Y stent was inserted, but the dyspnea increased. Excessive granulation tissue developed, and the patient died despite ventilatory support. Conclusion: The stenting technique used did not prevent the development of respiratory failure and death in this patient. Hence, a surgical procedure could be considered as an alternative to stenting in such cases. (C) 2017 S. Karger AG, Basel