Tracheal stenosis can be a life threatening disease which is usually associated with Cardio-pulmonary anomalies esp left pulmonary artery (LPA) sling. This condition is congenital in nature and will cause major respiratory issues especially in those with Grade 3 or 4 narrowing in the Cotton Myer classification. The only way to deal with this problem is through surgery to enlarge the stenosed trachea i.e tracheoplasty
Tracheoplasty can be done in many ways, the most versatile and commonest of which is Slide Tracheoplasty.
In this presentation, the surgery of slide Tracheoplasty in terms of pre-, intra- and postoperative management will be described in detail