Partial Sternotomy Technique Allows Use of Intraoperative Flexible Bronchoscope for Tracheomalacia Diagnosis
AbstractTracheomalacia(TM) is a structural abnormality of the tracheal cartilage causing collapse of its walls and airway obstruction. We describe herein a 4 month–old case of TM associated with operated esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula. Intraoperative flexible bronchoscope was performed for diagnosis for TM during aortopexy operation via partial sternotomy .
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