Recurrent Tracheal Stenosis in a Ventilated COVID-19 Patient

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A previously healthy 27-year-old female developed recurrent tracheal stenosis status post three months of intubation due to COVID-19 pneumonia in 2021. She has since required eight laser incision and balloon dilations with flexible fiberoptic tracheoscopy and OmniGuide carbon-dioxide lasers for recurrence of dyspnea, difficulty breathing, and biphasic stridor. As repeated dilations are failing to provide this patient with sustained improvement, segmental tracheal resection and reanastomosis may be the only definitive treatment.


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA