TRAUMATIC TRACHEAL STENOSIS – A CASE REPORT.
MN ISHAK1,2, A AZIZ1 , M HAZAMA1, I MOHAMAD1, S SHEIKH AB HAMID1.
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head
and Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Tracheal stenosis is a rare complication of endotracheal intubation with serious sequelae. Its early manifestations can be mistakenly diagnosed as other pathology such as asthma or pneumonia. We report a case of a young lady with a history of endotracheal intubation, presenting with a history of noisy breathing for two months. Diagnosis of tracheal stenosis was made using flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and neck radiograph. She was successfully treated by serial direct laryngoscopy and dilatation.
Keywords: Bronchial asthma, Cotton-Myer grading, Dilatation, Stridor, Trauma, Tracheal stenosis.
Corresponding author: Dr Azliana Aziz, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, 16150 Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. e-mail: email@example.com; Phone No: +609-767 3000 ext: 6428
Brunei Int Med J.2023;19:59-62