Congenital tracheomalacia

Congenital tracheomalacia refers to a diverse group of conditions which result in a dilated trachea with increased compliance. Causes include:

Although all of these conditions are congenital, tracheomalacia may not become apparent until later in life, e.g. Mounier-Kuhn syndrome

For a discussion of acquired tracheomalacia, and the general radiographic findings of tracheomalacia, please refer to tracheomalacia.

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Article Information

rID: 9125
System: Chest
Tag: trachea
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tracheomalacia - congenital

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