Tracheal tumors usually begin in the trachea, also known as the windpipe. These tumors can also spread from the lungs to the trachea.
Tracheal strictures occur when patients develop scar tissue from previous surgery, or other types of procedures performed on the trachea. Your thoracic surgeon may recommend surgery to remove both tracheal tumors and strictures.
Strictures can be treated with stents and balloon dilation, which is a less invasive procedure.
Symptoms of tracheal tumors and strictures
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent upper respiratory infections
Tracheal Tumors and Strictures Surgery in Washington, D.C.
Tracheal tumors and strictures may a require a complex airway reconstruction. Our thoracic surgeons have years of experience in performing these complicated procedures, and often perform it using a minimally invasive approach.
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