The UK National Tracheal Service: An Interview With Martin Elliott
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Leanne Harling of Imperial College in London, UK, interviews Martin Elliott of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London about the establishment of the UK National Tracheal Service and his experience with tracheal surgery. They discuss long-segment tracheal stenosis, other tracheal pathologies, and surgical technique tips for slide tracheoplasty. Professor Elliott emphasizes the importance of teamwork and multidisciplinary care in improving surgical outcomes. Finally, they discuss tracheal replacement, how to approach compassionate use decisions, and the importance of increased transparency in research.