Paediatric tracheobronchomalacia and its assessment by tracheobronchography.

  title={Paediatric tracheobronchomalacia and its assessment by tracheobronchography.},
  author={Andrew Francis Little and Ethna Phelan and David W Boldt and Thomas K. Brown},
  journal={Australasian radiology},
  volume={40 4},
Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) is a rare condition that results in abnormal compliance of the airways with airway collapse being most marked in expiration. In a series of 28 patients, it was observed that a majority of cases presented with malacia involving the trachea (64%) and the left main bronchus (64%) alone. The right main bronchus was involved in combination with the trachea in 32%, but rarely was involved by itself. Most patients demonstrated associated congenital abnormalities, such as… CONTINUE READING