Congenital Tracheal Stenosis (CTS) is a serious and rare condition. CTS is characterized by complete cartilaginous rings of the trachea (O-shaped instead of C-shaped rings) without the membranous portion, resulting in a reduction of the size of tracheal lumen.
Congenital tracheal stenosis is a birth defect and the cause is unknown. Acquired stenosis occurs due to intubation trauma, neck injury and tracheostomy itself.
Serious tracheal conditions in children are rare and only recently progress is reported in their surgical and medical treatment, enabling the successful treatment of such conditions.
Typically, a neonate will have noisy breathing, also called stridor. In severe cases, the child could stop breathing and turn blue. There could be associated cardiopulmonary anomalies for which the infant undergoes a surgery. The condition is diagnosed during either intubation, or extubation or when the child presents with repeated chest infections that are out of proportion than routine lung infections.
The acuteness of the symptoms depends on the seriousness and the length of the stenosis.
It is the symptoms, signs and more importantly, a suspicion of such a condition that points to its diagnosis. The diagnosis is confirmed during transnasal flexible laryngoscopy and tracheobronchoscopy, which allows the doctors to look inside the trachea using a telescope (bronchoscope) which shows a magnified image of the entire airway. The child will have a CT scan of the thorax, an ECHO (echocardiogram or ultrasound scan of the heart) to check related anomalies concerning the heart and large thoracic vessels.
Children born with very close airways suffer from respiratory difficulties and often die. The surgical treatment for tracheal stenosis was a very difficult surgery. The tracheal medical group of IASO is consisted of Cardiac Surgeons, Pediatric Cardiologists, Pediatric Anesthesiologists, Pediatric Pulmonologists, Pediatric Otorhinolargyngologists, Radiologists, Pediatric Intensive Care Specialists and Physiotherapists.
One of the applied surgical techniques is slide tracheoplasty, which includes cuts at the narrow tracheal part, which may have a diameter of few millimeters. Then the two parts are slid over, so that the tracheal part has normal diameter. Coexisting congenital heart diseases can be simultaneously surgically treated.
Do not allow osteoporosis to interfere with your life!
On the occasion of the World Osteoporosis Day, IASO is passing the message “Do not allow osteoporosis to interfere with your life!”, and offers:
A full package of preventing screening tests at the preferential price of 55€, which includes:
Bone Densitometry at the preferential price of 39€.
Women interested may contact the Outpatients Department of IASO at 210 6185229 (Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 15:00) to schedule the appointment until 30th November 2020.
IASO occasioned by breast cancer awareness month, offers 20 free of charge mammography screenings by a contest on Facebook and Instagram.
To participate in the contest, please visit IASO Group’s page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/omilosiaso), like the page or follow us on Instagram (www.instagram.com/omilosiaso), comment under the post, tag a friend, and enter into the contest for one free of charge Digital Mammography.
The names of the winners will be released on 26/10/2020. 20 winners will be randomly generated from the contest, 10 from Facebook and 10 from Instagram.
Find the terms of the contest at: https://bit.ly/iaso_terms
Prompted by World Menopause Day, IASO offers the necessary screening tests for Menopause, including hormone testing (FSH, LH, oestradiol) and Bone Density Measurement at a special preferential price of 55€.
Menopause is a natural stage in every woman’s life. Menopause is said to have taken place when a woman has not had a period for 12 months. It usually occurs between the ages 45 to 55, when oestrogen levels drop.
The usual menopause’s symptoms that most women experience are hot flushes, mood swings and loss of interest in sex. They can start months or even years before full onset of menopause and can last for approximately 4 years after the last period, or even more.
Menopause screening tests take place at IASO (-2 level), from Monday to Friday, 8:00-17:00. No appointment is needed.
The offer is valid until 30/11/2020.
Occasioned by World Thrombosis Day, IASO offers a doppler ultrasound scanning and clinical examination by a specialized vascular surgeon, at the symbolic price of 25€.
Our fully experienced and specialized doctors and the methods and technology used and applied at our Center, constitute the most advanced treatment for varicose veins.
Preventive screening test is addressed to both women and men and contributes to timely diagnosis and effective treatment of any pathological venous conditions in the lower extremities, such as venous insufficiency (phlebitis, varices) which may result in serious complications such as vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
If you’re interested, call us at 210 6184195 (08:00 - 15:00) and schedule your visit by 31st December 2020.