Complete tracheal rings

Complete tracheal rings are a rare, isolated tracheal or tracheobronchial anomaly resulting from abnormal cartilage growth, forming a complete ring and often causing airway stenosis.

Clinically, it manifests as respiratory distress in infants or mild symptomatic airway compromise in children.

The etiology of complete tracheal rings is unknown 4

Pericardial patch tracheoplasty, cartilage tracheoplasty and slide tracheoplasty are the available surgical options for repair 2,3.

Article information

rID: 28714
System: Chest
Tag: pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Complete tracheal ring

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Cases and figures

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