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Procedures: Procedures 1 - EMN/BT/Rigid/Cryo |

Spray Cryotherapy for the Treatment of Benign Airway Obstruction: Case Series

Fayez Kheir, MD; Daniel Alape; Erik Folch, MD; Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, MD; Alejandro Folch, MD; Adnan Majid, MD
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Tulane University/New Orleans, New Orleans, LA


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1008A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1114
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SESSION TITLE: Procedures 1 - EMN/BT/Rigid/Cryo

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: The management of benign airway obstruction poses a challenge since currently available bronchoscopic approaches showed inconsistent outcomes and were prone to complications and early failure. Spray cryotherapy (SCT) is a relatively new device that uses non contact thermal energy with an adjustable flow to deliver liquid nitrogen at a slower rate in the airways. SCT allows for re-growth of normal epithelium with minimal scarring and may improve healing response. We describe our initial experience in applying SCT for the treatment of benign airway obstruction.

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