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What is tracheomalacia, can you help me?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Tracheomalacia: ... Is weakness or floppiness of the cartilage of the trachea that results in narrowing or collapse of the trachea when you breathe in. It can be something you are born with, or it can result from compression or from infection for inflammation, and also from having a breathing tube for a long time. If you are concerned about tracheomalacia, you should see a doctor.

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