A newborn with transposition of the great vessels and long-segment tracheal stenosis

Iris Toedt-Pingel, Chhavi Katyal, Alfin G. Vicencio, Sanjay Parikh, H. Michael Ushay

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Congenital tracheal stenosis is an uncommonly associated malformation in children with congenital heart defects. Airway symptomatology should prompt immediate work-up to prevent a delay in diagnosis. Although results to date show acceptable mortality and morbidity for simultaneous repair of tracheal stenosis and cardiac anomalies there are cases where the severity of the lesion in association with other anomalies increases the mortality significantly. We report about a newborn diagnosed with transposition of the great vessels and several other anomalies who developed progressively worsening respiratory distress. Imaging revealed long-segment tracheal stenosis. The family was offered the option of slide tracheoplasty but decided not to pursue any further surgical intervention. The patient soon thereafter died.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-123
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010


  • Long-segment tracheal stenosis
  • Multiple anomalies
  • Newborn
  • Transposition of great vessels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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