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No: Tracheomalacia: Flaccidity of the tracheal walls secondary to defective cartilaginous rings. Bronchomalacia: Flaccidity of the bronchial wall secondary ot defective cartilageinous ring These conditions can be primary, that is the cartilage is lacking or secondary due to compression on the cartilage. They are often together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acquired causes: Usually acquired causes of tracheobronchomalacia include compression of structures by goiter, vessel, cyst, abscess. Recurrent infection, emphysema, and certain types of trauma can also do it. With being overweight, especially when lying down the resulting symptoms could be the same, but i'm not exactly sure it causes the symptoms in the same exact way. ...Read more
I was diagnosis by bronchoscopy with trachobronchomalacia and distal bronchomalacia. What if any are my best tx options. I'm 35...?
Tracheobronchomalaci: Tracheobronchomalacia: airway walls are weak and collapses during breathing or coughing. It can develop as a result of an underlying medical condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, lupus etc, treatment depends on exact location and the extent of the disease. Options are tracheobronchial airway stent, tracheobronchoplasty, tracheal resection etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this serious? My baby's on ventilator developed condition called bronchial malasia/bronchomalacia. What is this?
Depends: Bronchomalacia may result from an underdevelopment or weakening of the airway wall. The airway then collapses more easily and can cause respiratory symptoms. As the baby grows, the lung will grow and help to minimize the effect of this part of the airway on breathing. PRMG/Peds fax ?s to: 858 259 9689 ...Read more
Im 35, was diagnosis w/ refractory asthma, distal bronchomalacia & gerd. Pulmonary hypertension was seen on ct. Should i worry about this / see a cardio dr?
My son is 7 months old he was just diagnosed with bronchialmalacia. Is this something that in time he will just outgrow?
See below: Infants can have symptoms similar to asthma such as persistent cough, wheezing and increased work of breathing. The baby should be evaluated by the pediatrician as many causes can create these symptoms beside asthma - infection, bronchomalacia, bronchiolitis and heart disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 5 month old heeps making a gasping for air noise sometimes when he takes a deep breath in I don't know if he just found a noise or something wrong?
Try This: If you turn the baby onto his tummy and the noise disappears, coming back when he is on his back...You have tracheomalacia which is an immaturity of the trachea or windpipe. This is noisy, but generally benign. Babies usually grow out of this immaturity. If so ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weakness of windpipe: Malacia is weakness of a portion of the airway (trachea is the first portion of the airway and bronchomalacia is weakness of airways further down in the lungs). It can occur when someone is born premature, after a bad infection or after a tracheostomy. Usually wheezing in the upper airway with shortness of breath is common. Breathing tests can help suggest it is present / other tests often need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers