(a) Identification. The tracheal prosthesis is a rigid, flexible, or expandable tubular device made of a silicone, metal, or polymeric material that is intended to be implanted to restore the structure and/or function of the trachea or trachealbronchial tree. It may be unbranched or contain one or two branches. The metal tracheal prosthesis may be uncovered or covered with a polymeric material. This device may also include a device delivery system.
(b) Classification. Class II. The special control for this device is FDA's "Guidance for the Content of Premarket Notification Submissions for Esophageal and Tracheal Prostheses."
[65 FR 17146, Mar. 31, 2000]