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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2009|
- Pediatric airway
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health