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Palliation of Malignant Tracheal Conditions
Maninder Singh Kalkat of Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom, discusses palliative treatments for non-resectable tracheal tumors. The aims of palliation in these cases are to improve the patient’s ability to breath and prepare them for further non-surgical treatment. Mr. Kalkat describes and evaluates the current palliative options, including rigid bronchoscopy, dilation, laser treatment, and stents.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.