Obstructive sleep apnea due to extrathoracic tracheomalacia

Hiren Muzumdar, K. Nandalike, J. Bent, Raanan Arens

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Abstract

We report obstructive sleep apnea in a 3-year-old boy with tracheomalacia secondary to tracheotomy that resolved after placement of a metallic stent in the region of tracheomalacia. The tracheal location of obstruction during sleep in this case contrasts with the usual location in the pharynx or, less often, the larynx. This case also demonstrates the utility of polysomnography in managing decannulation of tracheostomies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 25 2013

Keywords

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Polysomnography
  • Stent
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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