Nepal’s First Laser Bronchoscopy: A Case Report

Authors

  • Ranjan Sapkota Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Manmohan Cardio-Thoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bibhush Shrestha Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology, Manmohan Cardio-Thoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre, Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Keywords:

Bronchoscopy, dilatation, laser, post-tracheostomy tracheal stenosis

Abstract

Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (Laser) is an essential tool for a thoracic surgeon in the management of tracheobronchial lesions: alone or on combination with other modalities of treatment. Post-tracheostomy tracheal stenosis (PTTS) is a well-known entity and often a challenging problem to manage. Here we report a successful use of endotracheal Laser, yet unreported in available English Literature from Nepal, in a 24 year man with PTTS after a protracted hospital stay for traumatic brain injury. The use of Laser bronchoscopy in such cases is safe and feasible, alone or in combination with tracheal dilatation.

Published

2021-08-31

How to Cite

Sapkota, R., & Shrestha, B. (2021). Nepal’s First Laser Bronchoscopy: A Case Report. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal, 43(2). Retrieved from http://www.jiomnepal.com.np/index.php/jiomnepal/article/view/176