tracheomalacia

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tracheomalacia

 [tra″ke-o-mah-la´shah]
softening of the tracheal cartilages, often as a congenital condition in infants or in patients of any age after prolonged intubation, and usually accompanied by a barking cough and expiratory stridor or wheezing; nearby organs such as the esophagus or aorta may compress the trachea and cause apnea.

tra·che·o·ma·la·ci·a

(trā'kē-ō-mă-lā'shē-ă),
Softening of the cartilages of the trachea.
[tracheo- + G. malakia, softness]

tracheomalacia

/tra·cheo·ma·la·cia/ (-mah-la´shah) softening of the tracheal cartilages.

tracheomalacia

[trā′kē·ōməlā′shə]
an eroding of the trachea that is usually caused by excessive pressure from a cuffed endotracheal tube but that can be congenital.

tracheomalacia

Pediatrics Congenital weakness of the tracheal wall which occurs when the cartilage in the trachea fails to develop or mature in a timely manner, with ↓ rigidity Clinical Stridor, rattling breath that worsens with URIs; as the tracheal cartilage grows, noisy respirations and breathing difficulties recede. See Stridor.

tra·che·o·ma·la·ci·a

(trā'kē-ō-mă-lā'shē-ă)
Degeneration of elastic and connective tissue of the trachea.
[tracheo- + G. malakia, softness]

tracheomalacia

softening of the tracheal cartilages.