A New Brace for Maintaining the Neck in a Suitable Position Following Tracheal Reconstruction

Bizhan Ziaian, Ali Foroutan, Maryam Tahamtan, Sam Moslemi

Abstract


Segmental resection and end-to-end anastomosis is the treatment of choice for patients suffering from tracheal stenosis for whom conservative management is not planned. A complication of this procedure is tension-induced anastomotic failure. To prevent this complication, maintaining the neck in full flexion by means of a suture between the chin and upper chest is a traditional approach. We have designed a new brace (Shiraz brace) that securely supports the neck in this position and decreases the bothersome use of the suture alone.


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