bronchomalacia

bronchomalacia

 [brong″ko-mah-la´shah]
a deficiency in the cartilaginous wall of the trachea or a bronchus that may lead to atelectasis or obstructive emphysema.

bron·cho·ma·la·ci·a

(brong'kō-mă-lā'shē-ă), [MIM*211450]
Degeneration of elastic and connective tissue of bronchi and trachea.
[broncho- + G. malakia, a softening]

bronchomalacia

/bron·cho·ma·la·cia/ (brong″ko-mah-la´shah) a deficiency in the cartilaginous wall of the trachea or a bronchus that may lead to atelectasis or obstructive emphysema.

bron·cho·ma·la·ci·a

(brong'kō-mă-lā'shē-ă)
Degeneration of elastic and connective tissue of bronchi and trachea.
[broncho- + G. malakia, a softening]

bronchomalacia

a deficiency in the cartilaginous wall of the trachea or a bronchus that may lead to atelectasis or obstructive emphysema.
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Chronic compression can lead to bronchomalacia causing morbidity long after surgical repair of the cardiac lesion.
The patient was a 3-year-old girl with a long history of asthma, recurrent pneumonia, dysphagia, and bronchomalacia.
In 17 patients, airway lesions were present, including tracheomalacia (n = 9), bronchomalacia (n = 6), or laryngomalacia (n = 8); 2 patients had bronchiectasis, 4 had evidence of bronchitis with focal edema and purulent secretions, and 4 received a final diagnosis of chronic nonspecific cough of childhood (14).
A rigid bronchoscopy showed bronchomalacia of the left main stem bronchus.
The three cases had very different outcomes but all had ventilatory insufficiency with significant morbidity, left main-stem bronchomalacia and required substantial respiratory support until at least the second year of life.
The mediastinal shifting may have been a result of the combined effect of atelectasis secondary to the anomalous branching of the right lung and the stenotic left main bronchus, which can be attributed to bronchomalacia.
3) We further advocate this stent for use in infants with segmental bronchomalacia when long-term endobronchial stenting is required or when corrective surgery is not advisable.
5 mm Portex tube to facilitate administration of continuous positive airway pressure, mechanical ventilation and oxygen therapy to treat hypoxaemia associated with complex congenital heart disease and bronchomalacia.
in a patient with a patent ductus arteriosus), (12) and stent placement for pediatric bronchomalacia.
Aortnbronchial fistula after expandable metal stent insertion for pediatric bronchomalacia, J Pediatr Surg 1998;33:1306-8.