218 – Stent Cut

Side cut scissors in “penguin head” ready to make a window in the wall of a silicone stent implanted in the left source bronchus.

A positional defect caused the stent to partially obstruct the entry of the ipsilateral upper lobe bronchus, despite several attempts to reposition the prosthesis.

219 - Stent cutting

Now a metal spike with the hooked end takes the edge of the stent and offers it to the scissors to make the first cut.

220 - Stent cutting

View of the metal spike with a hooked end.

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