A neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia?

Nausheen Jamal, John P. Bent, Alfin G. Vicencio

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To date, major works on tracheomalacia have assumed a structural etiology and have proposed therapies as such. We describe a possible neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia in a child with clinically significant tracheomalacia that resolved in synchrony with each treatment of his recurring hydrocephalus. Endoscopy confirms remarkable expansion of tracheal diameter 7 days after decreasing intracranial pressure. The possibility of a neurologic etiology for tracheomalacia casts this condition in a new light with potential therapeutic implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-887
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


  • Hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric airway
  • Stridor
  • Tracheomalacia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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