Explore this issue:July 2013
Kaiba Gionfriddo, after several episodes of airway obstruction, was diagnosed with tracheobronchomalacia, with a compressed left mainstem bronchus and transposed pulmonary arteries. Kaiba had undergone tracheostomy and been placed on a ventilator. But, said Glenn Green, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, the episodes continued.
So Dr. Green and his colleagues printed out an airway stent for him.