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Harrell Y Stents with Posts & 1mm Wall Thickness

The Harrell Y Stent*, designed with James H. Harrell II, M.D., and the Y Stents with Posts and 1mm wall thickness allow physicians to address airway complications such as anastomosis and stenosis. The stent may also be used to minimize chronic bronchial strictures due to tuberculosis and malignancies. The posts help prevent migration of the stent after placement. Inserted endoscopically, the specially designed bifurcated tracheobronchial tube fits snugly into the distal trachea, the carina and the proximal bronchi.

Fabricated of flexible, biocompatible implant-grade silicone, the Harrell Y Stent and Y Stent with Posts and 1mm wall thickness allow humidification and phonation. 

The Hood Intended Use and Instruction Manual, which is supplied with each product, provides detailed information on insertion technique, sterilization, and postoperative care. 

* Designed with assistance from James H. Harrell II, M.D. University of California at San Diego

These products have been treated with Ultra-smooth Plus® surface treatment. This proprietary technology modifies the surface properties of silicone. Ultra-smooth Plus® treated silicone is thromboresistant, resistant to biofilm germination, bacterial and fungal growth, and has less surface friction. See Ultra-smooth Plus® page for further information.

Ordering Information

Harrell Y Stent with Posts

O.D.1 size corresponds to outside diameter of intratracheal limb in millimeters.

Code No.O.D. 1O.D. 2ABC

Y Stents with Posts & 1mm Wall Thickness

Code No.O.D. 1O.D. 2ABC
YS1-1410-S1410110 50 50
YS1-1613-S 1613 1105050 

Special Order Harrell Y Stents with Posts and Y Stents with 1mm wall thickness are available.

  • Aids in short-term management of airway obstructions after malignancies, lung transplants, and after tuberculosis
  • Aids in normal breathing and speech
  • Permits healing and helps prevent desiccation
  • Implant-grade silicone
  • Y-Angle anatomically designed
  • Posts aid in preventing migration