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figure 6-27 Application of slide tracheoplasty. Diagrams of our first 8 patients, with percentages of trachea affected by stenosis treated by this technique. In number 6, the lesser supracarinal stenosis did not require correction, and the slide procedure was applied to the "bridge" bronchus. True tracheal length naturally varied with age. Reproduced with permission from Grillo HC et al.73

Table 6-2 Pulmonary Function Before and After Slide Tracheoplasty for Congenital Stenosis

Patient 1 Patient 2

Table 6-2 Pulmonary Function Before and After Slide Tracheoplasty for Congenital Stenosis

Patient 1 Patient 2

Variable

Preoperative (%)

Postoperative (%)

Preoperative (%)

Postoperative (%)

FEVi (L)

1.26 (40)

1.51 (52)

3.0 (79)

3.37 (93)

VC (L)

1.3 (37)

1.68 (47)

4.10 (92)

4.28 (102)

FEVi/VC

0.97 (107)

0.90 (110)

0.74 (85)

0.79 (91)

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