Congenital absence of cartilaginous tracheal rings associated with esophageal atresia and trifurcated carina: a novel anomaly?

Abstract

Tracheomalacia associated with esophageal atresia (EA) is a well-known condition. However, complete absence of tracheal rings (TRs) is extremely rare. Our aim is to describe a novel triad of conditions and to discuss the best treatment. An expremature male operated for EA presented with severe respiratory distress. The diagnosis of absent cartilage rings… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.01.077

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