Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia in children: pathophysiology, assessment, treatment and anaesthesia management
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2003
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 3–11, January 2003
How to Cite
AUSTIN, J. and ALI, T. (2003), Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia in children: pathophysiology, assessment, treatment and anaesthesia management. Pediatric Anesthesia, 13: 3–11. doi: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.2003.00802.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2003
Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia are becoming increasingly well recognized. Although pathologically benign conditions, they are responsible for considerable morbidity, occasional mortality and significant difficulties in the operating theatre and intensive care unit. We performed an extensive literature search to identify causal associations, methods of clinical and investigative assessment, treatment modalities and anaesthetic experience with these conditions.