September 2015

Presenting Complaint & History: The patient presented for severe respiratory distress. Working Diagnosis: Proximal/cervical tracheal stent placed. Tracheal Stent HX of: Excessive granulation tissue, septic neutrophilic inflammation, severe septic suppurative tracheal inflammation, severe collapsing trachea with tracheal stent placed in 2013. Comments: The patient is doing well and breathing has improved.  The patient will need to remain on cough suppressants as the stent may initially cause some irritation.