The video assisted thoracoscopic cryosurgery combined with tracheal stent for treatment of malignant tracheal tumor
Qu lixin, Tian, guangyong, Liu bo, Wang chunlian Department of thoracic Surgery, The 3rd hospital of Sourthern medical university, Guangzhou 510630
Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safty of cryosurgery combinged with tracheal stent for treating the malignant tracheal tumor.
Methods Tracheal incision was made for inserting the cryoprobe and 1.2mm thoracospy. By video assisting, we have treated 3 cases of malignant tracheal tumor patients who can not be performed routine operation combined with stent using the Cryo-HITTM sistem. Results Short term effect was satisfatory, all three patients, s dyspnea were disappeared and no operation related complications occurred.
Conclusion Cryosurgery using Cryo-HITTM sistem combined with tracheal stent is a minor invasive,safty and new way for treating tracheal tumor.