This focused issue on “Recent Developments in Benign Tracheal Stenosis” is edited by Dr. Benoit Jacques Bibas and Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, from Heart Institute (InCor), Thoracic Surgery Department, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil; and Dr. Konrad Hoetzenecker, from Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Benoit Jacques Bibas’s research focuses on clinical and surgical aspects of tracheal diseases, such as benign tracheal stenosis, tracheoesophageal fistula, complex laryngotracheal problems, and rigid bronchoscopy for neoplastic airway obstruction. He is an active member of the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery, and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Cardoso’s areas of expertise include general thoracic surgery and airway surgery, interventional respiratory endoscopy, esophageal surgery and esophageal motility. Research lines (experimental and clinical) in lung transplantation, general thoracic surgery, regenerative medicine applied to the central airway, diagnostic and interventional airway endoscopy with emphasis on endoscopic lung volume reduction for emphysema, endoscopic treatment for asthma, esophageal motility and physiology with emphasis on gastro-esophageal reflux and respiratory disease.
Dr. Konrad Hoetzenecker is an Associate Professor at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. His reasearch interests include airway surgery, lung transplantation and pulmonary metastasectomy. He has been awarded several prizes and grants and was the Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellow 2016 of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
- Focused issue outline:
- The burden of tracheal stenosis and tracheal diseases health-care costs in the 21st century
Benoit Jacques Bibas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
- The role of inflammatory cytokines in the development of idiopathic subglottic stenosis
Alexander Gelbard, Vanderbilt University, USA
- Inflammatory pathways in the pathogenesis of iatrogenic laryngotracheal stenosis: What do we know?
Alexander Hillel, Johns Hopkins University, USA
- Impact of gastroesophageal reflux in the pathogenesis of tracheal stenosis
Paulo F. G. Cardoso, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
- Surface trated airway stents
Antoni Rosell Gratacos, Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (HUGTiP), Badalona, Spain
- Tracheal Replacement. Who should benefit from it?
Walter Klepetko, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
- Functional evaluation before and after laryngo-tracheal resection
Konrad Hoetzenecker, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
- Established and innovative surgical techniques for the treatment of benign subglottic stenosis
Thomas Schweiger, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
- Quality-of-life evaluation in patients with laryngotracheal diseases
Benoit J. Bibas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
- Databases in tracheal diseases
Michele Salati, AOU Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona, Ancona, Italy