Bronchial Stenosis

Stenosis of one or more bronchi results at

times from cicatricial contraction following secondary infection of

leutic, tuberculous or traumatic lesions. The narrowing resulting from

foreign body traumatism rarely requires secondary dilatation after the

foreign body has been removed. Tuberculous bronchial stenoses rarely

require local treatment, but are easily dilated when necessary. Luetic

cicatricial stenosis may require repeated dilatation, or even

bronchial intubation. Endobronchial neoplasms may cause a subjacent

bronchiectasis, and superjacent stenosis; the latter may require

dilatation. Cicatricial stenoses of the bronchi are readily

recognizable by the scarred wall and the absence of rings at or near

the narrowing.

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