Clinical Myths and Legends: Balloon Bronchoplasty for Benign Diseases of the Airway

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Abstract

Although interventional bronchoscopy is widely used in the management of malignant airway obstruction, less is understood about its role in airway stenosis secondary to benign diseases. The present discussion briefly reviews the application of balloon dilation in the context of infectious, inflammatory, and post–lung-transplant tracheobronchial stenosis.

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