Tracheal Agenesis

@article{Chiu1990TrachealA,
  title={Tracheal Agenesis},
  author={Thomas T Chiu and Dolors Cuevas and Lourdes Aguilar Cuevas and Carolino Monteiro},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={83},
  pages={925-930}
}
  • Thomas T Chiu, Dolors Cuevas, +1 author Carolino Monteiro
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Tracheal agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly. We report a case and review the cases previously reported. Clinical features that might indicate tracheal agenesis include antenatal polyhydramnios, severe respiratory distress, absence of an audible cry, failure to advance an endotracheal tube beyond the larynx, a palpable distal trachea, clinical improvement after esophageal intubation, and roentgenographic absence of a tracheal air column with an abnormal position of the carina. For immediate… CONTINUE READING
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