Catheters, Bronchial, Balloon, Dilatation
Definition : Balloon bronchial catheters designed for airway dilatation. These catheters consist of a flexible tube long enough to reach the stenosis; the balloon needs to be long enough to protrude from each end of the stenosis (typical ballon diameter is 10 to 15 mm; typical length is 2.5 to 4 cm). These catheters are introduced directly under fluoroscopic guidance or using a rigid or flexible (fiberoptic) bronchoscope. Dilatation balloon bronchial catheters are used for treatment of benign tracheobronchial stenosis, which can be of medical, surgical, or congenital origin.
Entry Terms : "Bronchial Balloon Dilatation Catheters" , "Balloon Catheters" , "Catheters, Balloon"
UMDC code : 18729