Pechetov A.A., Lednev A.N., Makov M.A., Khlan T.N., Volchanski D.A. Surgical treatment of cicatricial stenosis of the trachea after complicated treatment of a new coronovirus infection. Head and neck. Russian Journal. 2024;12(1):29–33


The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) is a rapidly spreading pandemic disease worldwide that has created significant public health challenges. According to statistics, about 5-12% of patients with COVID-19 need hospitalization and treatment in intensive care units. Given the most common respiratory system injury, most intensive care patients require oxygen therapy and long-term artificial lung ventilation (ALV). Post-intubation and post-tracheostomy tracheal stenosis is an iatrogenic complication that occurs in 10–22% of patients after prolonged mechanical ventilation among the entire patient pool, while the frequency of cicatricial tracheal stenosis after a complicated course of COVID-19 coronavirus infection remains unknown. This paper presents the features of diagnosis and surgical treatment.

Key words: tracheal stenosis, tracheostomy, circular resection of the trachea, new coronovirus infection, COVID-19 Conflicts of interest. The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financing. Patients were treated at the expense of federal funding for high-tech medical care. 

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