Tracheal and Bronchial Stenosis Treatments

There are a number of treatments for tracheal and bronchial stenosis, depending on the cause and severity of the condition. Treatments include:

  • Balloon dilation: Using an endoscope (a thin, flexible tube inserted in your throat), the surgeon can introduce a balloon and inflate it to open the narrowed section.
  • Traditional tracheal resection surgery: The narrowed area of your trachea is removed and the other sections are joined together.
  • Laser resection: Using a laser, the surgeon removes scar tissue that is causing the stenosis.
  • Airway stent placement: Using an endoscope, the surgeon can introduce a stent (tube made of silicone or metal) to keep the airway open.