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  • Tracheal
  • General treatment options include Tracheal dilation using rigid bronchoscope Laser surgery and endoluminal stenting Tracheal resection and laryngotracheal reconstructionr Tracheal dilation is used to temporarily enlarge the airway. (wikipedia.org)
  • In very experienced surgery centers, tracheal resection and reconstruction (anastomosis complete end-to-end with or without laryngotracheal temporary stent to prevent airway collapse) is currently the best alternative to completely cure the stenosis and allows to obtain good results. (wikipedia.org)
  • lungs
  • When an inflammatory reaction occurs in the horse's lungs, the airways narrow and there's an excessive production of mucus secretions - both of which contribute to airway obstruction and difficulty in breathing. (usask.ca)
  • However, bacteria in the lungs may perpetuate the condition and contribute to damage of the airways. (usask.ca)
  • To perform a BAL, your veterinarian will pass a long tube up the horse's nostrils and down into the lungs until it wedges in one of the small airways. (usask.ca)
  • The airway is a complex system of tubes that conveys inhaled air from your nose and mouth into your lungs. (aarp.org)
  • An obstruction may partially or totally prevent air from getting into your lungs. (aarp.org)
  • small airways
  • In the case where no blood is visible in the trachea, EIPH in the small airways may still be present and can be confirmed by a bronchoalveolar lavage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asthma
  • This creates a diagnostic pitfall in which many patients with laryngotracheal stenosis are incorrectly diagnosed as having asthma and are treated for presumed lower airway disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • neck
  • Additional tests may include a CT scan of the head, neck, or chest to determine other sources of obstruction, such as epiglottitis. (aarp.org)
  • The infection may rapidly spread to other fascial spaces of the head and neck, further compromising the airway. (wikipedia.org)
  • potentially
  • As the condition progresses, the airway is potentially compromised, due to the spread of infection to involve the floor of the mouth and pharyngeal spaces, resulting in a characteristic hardened induration of these spaces bilaterally and an elevation of the tongue. (wikipedia.org)