J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2002 Dec;8(2):161-165.

Congenital Tracheomalacia Associated with Esophageal Atresia

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. sjhan@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 4Department of Anesthesiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
  • 5Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sowha Children,s Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

This is a case of tracheomalacia associated with esophageal atresia. An 11-month-old- male boy presented with a life-threatening apneic spell after correction of esophageal atresia (Gross type C). After complete exclusion of the other possible causes of the apneic spell, the presumptive diagnosis of tracheomalacia was made with fluoroscopy and 3-dimensional chest CT. The final diagnosis was made with rigid bronchoscopy under spontaneous respiration. The aortopexy was performed with intraoperative bronchoscopic examination. The postoperative period was unremarkably uneventful. The patient was discharged 9 days after the aortopexy and has remained well to date (5 months after the aortopexy).

Keyword

Tracheomalacia; Esophageal Atresia; Aortopexy

MeSH Terms

Bronchoscopy
Diagnosis
Esophageal Atresia*
Fluoroscopy
Humans
Male
Postoperative Period
Respiration
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tracheomalacia*
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