ADVANCES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MAJOR AIRWAY COLLAPSE Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The management of major airway collapse in the pediatric age group has evolved and continues to evolve over time. Tracheobronchomalacia, either primary or secondary, is still the most frequent cause of major airway collapse. This article reviews tracheobronchomalacia and discusses several treatment options; from traditional aortopexy to the more recent introduction of tracheobronchial stenting. Various types of stents are discussed and the authors' preferences are included.

publication date

  • February 2000