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.