Tracheal atresia

Tracheal atresia (TA) is an extremely rare anomaly and refers to a congenital absence of the trachea.

There may be a greater male predilection 5.

Tracheal atresia falls under the spectrum of laryngeal-tracheo-bronchial atresia which in turn results either from an obstructing lesion (i.e. cartilaginous bar) or vascular insult with atresia of the airways which occurs during intrauterine development.

Associated anomalies can be present in up to 90% of cases 5.

General differential considerations include:

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rID: 13373
Systems: Chest, Obstetrics
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Atresia of the trachea
  • Tracheal agenesis
  • Congenital absence of the trachea
  • Tracheal atresia (TA)

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