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Obstructive Lung Diseases: Obstructive Lung Disease |

Dyspnea and Wheeze Don't Always Indicate Asthma: A Case of Tracheal Stenosis Treated With Rigid Bronchoscopic Tracheal Dilatation

Mara Rubia Lima, MD; Ana Moreira, MD; José Moreira, MD; Jackeline Souza, MD; Camila Zuconi; Gabriela Buffon; José Felicetti, MD; Victoria Lau; Beatriz Mantuan; Guilherme Watte
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UFCSPA, Porto Alegre, Brazil


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A404. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.419
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SESSION TITLE: Obstructive Lung Disease

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: The incidence of tracheal stenosis decreased with large volume, low pressure endotracheal tube cuffs but it is still a problem for interventional pulmonologists being a serious complication post endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy. Besides dyspnea and wheeze, tracheal stenosis causes inspiratory stridor but this may not suggest the correct diagnosis at initial presentation in 44% of the cases which are often misdiagnosed as asthma.

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