The Hood Bronchial Stent is designed to relieve
airway complications such as anastomosis and
stenosis following lung transplant. The stent
may also be used to minimize chronic bronchial
strictures due to tuberculosis and malignancies.
Inserted endoscopically, both ends of the tube
are flanged to prevent movement after surgical
placement in the bronchus.
Fabricated of flexible, implant-grade silicone, the
bronchial stent allows normal humidification and
Bronchial Stent with Posts (anchoring studs)
are also available for physicians who prefer the
anchoring studs over the rings on the original
The Hood Intended Use and Instruction Manual,
which is supplied with each product, provides
detailed information on insertion technique,
sterilization, and postoperative care.
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.