Home high-flow nasal cannula as a treatment for severe tracheomalacia: A pediatric case report.

Abstract

Tracheomalacia refers to a softness of the tracheal cartilage that makes the airway more susceptible to collapse. In contrast to milder cases where conservative therapy is preferred, severe tracheomalacia is often a life threatening condition requiring more aggressive management. For children with this condition, a variety of treatment options are available. To our knowledge, this is the first report of home high-flow nasal cannula as an alternative therapy to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and surgical procedures in a pediatric patient with severe extensive tracheomalacia.

DOI: 10.1002/ppul.23688

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@article{Vzina2017HomeHN, title={Home high-flow nasal cannula as a treatment for severe tracheomalacia: A pediatric case report.}, author={Kevin V{\'e}zina and Sophie Laberge and The Thanh Diem Nguyen}, journal={Pediatric pulmonology}, year={2017}, volume={52 8}, pages={E43-E45} }