Case 46-1992: A 48-Year-Old Woman with a Narrowed Trachea

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. Mcneely, Betty U. Mcneely, G. A. Patterson, H. C. Grillo, E. J. Mark

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Presentation of Case A 48-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of increasing dyspnea, choking spells, and inability to cough up secretions. There was a 20-year history of exertional dyspnea that worsened during the 10 years before admission. Five and a half months before entry the patient received a triple coronary-artery-bypass graft at another hospital because of unstable angina pectoris. Intra-operative tracheal intubation was difficult, and a 6-French pediatric cuffed endotracheal tube was finally used. It was removed on the first postoperative day. The chest pain improved, but the dyspnea worsened and was provoked by climbing one flight of…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1512-1518
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 19 1992


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