A 29-year-old female asked:
can a tracheal stent be used on a infant with tracheo/larygnomalacia & bronchial? so essentially upper and lower? or is a trachea the route to go?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dale Tylor answered
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more info: Stenting is not the answer for laryngotracheobronchomalacia. If the airways are collapsing to the point of the baby needing to be on a ventilator at least part of the day, then tracheotomy is the usual treatment, and it hopefully can be removed once the collapse has resolved in the years to come. You need to ask the md's to clarify what the options are. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 29, 2014
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