Treatment Of Compression Stenoses Of The Trachea





If the thymus be

at fault, rapid amelioration of symptoms follows roentgenray or radium

therapy. Tracheotomy and the insertion of the long cane-shaped cannula

(Fig. 104) past the compressed area is required in the cases caused by

conditions less amenable to treatment than thymic enlargement.

Permanent cure depends upon the removability of the compressive mass.

Should the bronchi be so compressed by a benign condition as to

prevent escape of secretions from the subjacent air passages,

bronchial intubation tubes may be inserted, and, if necessary, worn

constantly. They should be removed weekly for cleansing and oftener if

obstructed.





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