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Tracheal stenosis is a narrowing of the trachea. It can be idiopathic- caused for unknown reasons or because of trauma- accidents; chemical exposure; intubation, etc. Hermes Grillo (deceased 2006) pioneered the tracheal resection surgery. Sometimes tracheal stenosis is a symptom of Wegener's granulomatosis.

Symptoms can include, but are not limited to the following: shortness of breath also known as Dyspnea; wheezing also known as stridor); Several patients have reported being initially diagnosed with asthma.

There are differing opinions on treating with laser surgery.

Ongkasuwan,, Julina (2006-02-09). "Tracheal Stenosis". Baylor College of Medicine. Retrieved 2007-03-17.


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