The involvement of the right main bronchus (RMB) along with the upper lobe bronchus and bronchus intermedius by malignant tumor is frequently encountered. However, the use of a stent for palliation of airway stenosis of the RMB might obstruct upper lobe orifice and pose complications such as atelectasis or recurrent pneumonia. We report the use of modified Montgomery T tube in a 78-year-old man with neoplasm of the RMB by placing the tracheostomy arm of the T tube in the upper lobe bronchus to maintain its patency.

Stenting right main bronchus with montgomery T tube for upper lobe ventilation

Zuccatosta, Lina;Sediari, Michele;Mei, Federico;Gasparini, Stefano;Salvolini, Luca
2010

Abstract

The involvement of the right main bronchus (RMB) along with the upper lobe bronchus and bronchus intermedius by malignant tumor is frequently encountered. However, the use of a stent for palliation of airway stenosis of the RMB might obstruct upper lobe orifice and pose complications such as atelectasis or recurrent pneumonia. We report the use of modified Montgomery T tube in a 78-year-old man with neoplasm of the RMB by placing the tracheostomy arm of the T tube in the upper lobe bronchus to maintain its patency.
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