Treatment of bronchial airway obstruction using a rotating tip microdebrider: a case report.

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Kennedy, Marcus P.
Morice, Rodolfo C.
Jimenez, Carlos A.
Eapen, George A.
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Background: Central airway obstruction is a common complication of lung cancer. The microdebrider is a new device available for treatment of central airway obstruction. Case Description: We report a case a 59-yr-old male with T3N2M1 non-small cell lung cancer with malignant distal left mainstem obstruction treated successfully with a novel elongated rotating tip microdebrider via rigid bronchoscopy with sufficient length to reach distal bronchial lesions. Discussion and Conclusion: The microdebrider is an excellent addition to the spectrum of interventions available for the management of central airway obstruction with advantages including accuracy and immediate removal of debris without a need for separate suctioning or limitation in oxygenation.
Airway obstruction , Bronchus disease , Case report , Debridement , Lung non small cell cancer , Lung tumor , Carcinoma, non-small-cell lung , Lung neoplasms
Kennedy, M. P., Morice, R. C., Jimenez, C. A. and Eapen, G. A. (2007) 'Treatment of bronchial airway obstruction using a rotating tip microdebrider: a case report', Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2, 16 (4 pp). doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-2-16