volume 23, issue 6, P497-500 2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-86502008000600005
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Abstract: ABSTRACT Purpose:To create an animal model of extensive longitudinal tracheal stenosis (TS) that can be useful to test different surgical techniques of tracheal reconstruction. Methods: Twenty male mongrel dogs were submitted to standard TS and randomly distributed to observation for 3 weeks (n=10) or 6 weeks (n=10). Under general anesthesia, an elliptical area (major axis from 1 st to 20 th ring and minor axis 40% of tracheal diameter) was resected and the stumps were sutured. The internal and external diame…

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