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Thursday 2nd March

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Thursday, 2nd of March 2023

WELCOME REMARKS

Hoetzenecker K /Denk-Linnert DM, Novoa N, Opitz I

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I - PATHOMECHANISMS IN AIRWAY STENOSIS

Chairs: Hoetzenecker K/Novoa N

Epidemiology, Etiology, Risk Factors for Upper Airway Stenosis

Cardoso P, Sao Paulo

Insights on contributing molecular mechanisms

Hillel A, Baltimore

Excessive scarring: lessons from basic research on keloid

Mildner M, Vienna

Discussion

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II - PREOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT OF AIRWAY PATHOLOGY

Chairs: Gelbard A/Bibas B

The basics of rigid and flexible bronchoscopy

Cardoso P, Sao Paulo

The role of CT scans and virtual bronchoscopy

Prosch H, Vienna

Novel approaches - fluorescent bronchoscopy and advances in endobronchial imaging

Gompelmann D, Vienna

Discussion

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III - TRACHEAL SURGERY

Chairs: Opitz I/Verhagen AF

Technical principles of cervical and intrathoracic tracheal surgery

Fadel E, Paris

Surgery for tracheobronchomalacia

Schweiger T, Vienna

Tracheostomy-associated complications and sequelae

Papagiannopoulos K, Leeds

Multidisciplinary treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma

Hoetzenecker K, Vienna

Discussion

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IV - ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES FOR AIRWAY STENOSIS

Chairs: Piazza C/Hillel A

Glottic stenosis

Gelbard A, Nashville

Benign subglottic stenosis (Laser, Balloon, Dilatation)

Darwiche K, Essen

Recanalisation techniques and stents for malignant disease

Gompelmann D, Vienna

Discussion

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V - UPPER AIRWAY SURGERY - FROM EASY TO ADVANCED

Chairs: Cardoso P/ D’Andrilli A

Subglottic resection and reconstruction

Verhagen AF, Nijmegen 

Glotto-subglottic resection and reconstruction

Hoetzenecker K, Vienna

Laryngotracheal surgery for advanced thyroid cancer

Piazza C, Milan

Discussion

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VI - PANEL DISCUSSION: TREATMENT OF BENIGN STENOSIS - ENDOSCOPIC VS. SURGICAL APPROACH - WHY, WHEN AND HOW OFTEN?

Chairs: Gelbard A / Bibas B

Participants: Hoetzenecker K, Darwiche K, Cardoso P, Papagiannopoulos K, Hillel A

3 Cases

A clear surgical indication - Papagiannopoulos K

A clear endoscopic indication - Gelbard A

A controversial case - Schweiger T

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VII - CONTROVERSIES IN CARINAL RESECTION

Surgical basics of carinal resection and sleeve-pneumonectomy

Klepetko W, Vienna

Open debate: Induction therapy in carinal resection

PRO D’Andrilli A, Rome

CONTRA Fadel E, Paris

 

Open debate: ECMO in carinal resection

PRO Hoetzenecker K, Vienna

CONTRA Opitz I, Zurich

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VIII - BEST ABSTRACTS AND VIDEOS

Chairs: Fadel E / De Coppi P