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.