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Tell me about tracheomalacia in infants?
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Uncommon
Tracheomalacia is collapse of the trachea (the windpipe) and is often confused with laryngomalacia which is collapse of the voicebox (which is above the trachea).
Tracheomalacia is quite uncommon in infants except those with repaired t-e fistulas, and those with unrepaired vascular rings.

In brief: Uncommon
Tracheomalacia is collapse of the trachea (the windpipe) and is often confused with laryngomalacia which is collapse of the voicebox (which is above the trachea).
Tracheomalacia is quite uncommon in infants except those with repaired t-e fistulas, and those with unrepaired vascular rings.
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Rubbery airway
The pipe like quality airways need to channel air is somewhat rubbery in kids.
In some infants, the airway is so rubbery that it can cave in on itself like when you suck a straw too hard. The trachea, an airway gateway, can do this & produce quite a frightful noise any time these infants get worked up.The condition gradually improves with age & the worst cases may need a tracheotomy for a while.

In brief: Rubbery airway
The pipe like quality airways need to channel air is somewhat rubbery in kids.
In some infants, the airway is so rubbery that it can cave in on itself like when you suck a straw too hard. The trachea, an airway gateway, can do this & produce quite a frightful noise any time these infants get worked up.The condition gradually improves with age & the worst cases may need a tracheotomy for a while.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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