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Defining a New Standard of Care for Patients With Tracheal Defects

Patient on Ventilator
Dr. Genden checks in with Ms. Sein following her historic surgery. 

With the emergence of COVID-19, the need for tracheal transplantation has become more critical. More than a year into the pandemic, there has been a stark rise in the number of patients with severe intubation damage from the prolonged use of ventilators. In addition to patients with tracheal damage, future recipients may include those born with tracheal defects or individuals who have untreatable airway diseases, burns, or tumors.

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