A neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia?

Nausheen Jamal, John P. Bent, Alfin G. Vicencio

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Abstract

To date, major works on tracheomalacia have assumed a structural etiology and have proposed therapies as such. We describe a possible neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia in a child with clinically significant tracheomalacia that resolved in synchrony with each treatment of his recurring hydrocephalus. Endoscopy confirms remarkable expansion of tracheal diameter 7 days after decreasing intracranial pressure. The possibility of a neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia casts this condition in a new light with potential therapeutic implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-887
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Tracheomalacia
Nervous System
Intracranial Pressure
Hydrocephalus
Endoscopy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric airway
  • Stridor
  • Tracheomalacia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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A neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia? / Jamal, Nausheen; Bent, John P.; Vicencio, Alfin G.

In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Vol. 73, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 885-887.

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Jamal, Nausheen ; Bent, John P. ; Vicencio, Alfin G. / A neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia?. In: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2009 ; Vol. 73, No. 6. pp. 885-887.
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