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PMID:  24295659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Tracheomalacia is excessive collapsibility of the trachea, typically during expiration. Congenital forms are associated with severe symptoms. Milder forms often present after the neonatal period. Adult malacia is mostly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Functional bronchoscopy is still not standardized. Dynamic airway CT is a promising tool for noninvasive diagnosis. Bronchoscopy and stent insertion lead to significant improvement, but with a high complication rate. Surgical lateropexia, tracheal resection, and surgical external stabilization are options. Tracheoplasty seems to be the best choice for selected cases of adult malacia. The most commonly performed surgery in children is aortopexy.
Christian Kugler; Franz Stanzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thoracic surgery clinics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1547-4127     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Surg Clin     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101198195     Medline TA:  Thorac Surg Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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