Laser Assisted Endoscopic Removal of Lower Tracheal Tumour

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Author: John Russell
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Specialties: Otolaryngology
Schools: Our Ladys Hospital for sick Children Dublin Ireland
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Basic Info

This video shows a KTP laser assisted endoscopic excision of a myofibroblastic lower tracheal tumour.

Editor Recruited By: Sanjay Parikh, MD, FACS

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/jt8idqw53j

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Procedure

Laser Assisted Endoscopic Removal Of Lower Tracheal Tumour

Indications

Increasing Dyspnoea and Airway obstruction

Contraindications

Vascular Tumour
Tracheal Tumour extending outside trachea

Instrumentation

Setup

Supine On Operating table / Total Intravenous Anaesthesia /Cannulation for potential ECMO
KTP Laser 5 watts continuous mode

Preoperative Workup

CT Scan with Contrast to assess extent and vascularity
ECMO /Cardiothoraic surgeon on standby in case of significant tracheal bleeding

Anatomy and Landmarks

Total Intravenous Anaesthesia important to maintain smooth anaesthesia and oxygenation during the laser removal

Advantages/Disadvantages

Avoidance of Thoracotmy / Open surgery
Very Difficult to control haemorrhage in distal trachea if it develops

Complications/Risks

Laser Fire
Severe blood loss
laser fire Death inadequate removal tumour

Disclosure of Conflicts

no conflicts no disclosures

Acknowledgements

none

References

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