Understanding the impact of slide tracheoplasty in congenital tracheal stenosis

Matthew S. Yong, Igor E. Konstantinov


Congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) is a rare condition that often presents in infancy with respiratory failure and requires surgical intervention. Pulmonary artery (PA) sling is commonly associated with tracheal stenosis (1). Tracheal surgery has previously been associated with a high rate of mortality and morbidity (2). Over the past 30 years, numerous surgical techniques have been proposed to correct this condition (3,4). In the recent decade, slide tracheoplasty has demonstrated widespread improvement in outcomes and has emerged as the technique of choice for CTS (5-10).