Injury of the upper airway commonly results in stenotic lesions of the larynx, subglottis, and adjacent trachea. The Hood Hour Glass Stents with Posts and Reducing Diameter Stents with posts offer physicians an excellent alternative to the traditional approach of surgical correction and YAG laser.
The device is placed in the trachea at the point of stenosis as a palliative technique for tumors causing extrinsic compression of the large airway. It may also be used for patients with benign tracheostenosis.
The Hood Intended Use and Instruction
Manual, which is supplied with each
product, provides detailed information
on insertion technique, sterilization, and
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.