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Abstract

Bronchial stent placement for palliative treatment of pulmonary carcinoma with bronchial obstruction in a cat.

Abstract

A feral, domestic shorthair was evaluated for palliative treatment of a pulmonary mass with secondary pneumonia. Because of the patient's temperament and extent of the mass, tracheobronchoscopy, bronchial stenting, and biopsy were elected, followed by adjuvant radiation therapy. Stent placement across the malignantly obstructed bronchus permitted drainage and recruitment of the infected lung lobe. Uncomplicated radiation therapy, stent extension, and debulking due to tissue ingrowth were subsequently performed. Successful palliation was achieved for 323 days with subsequent progressive pulmonary and liver metastases.