Feasibility and safety of airway bypass stent placement and influence of topical mitomycin C on stent patency

Cliff Khuat Chye Choong, Fabio Haddad, Elaine Gee, Joel Cooper

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Abstract

Objective: Airway bypass via transbronchial fenestration has been shown to improve forced expiratory volume and flow in explanted human emphysematous lungs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of in vivo airway bypass stent placement by using a canine model and to assess the influence of topical mitomycin C on the prolongation of stent patency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)632 - 638
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume129
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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