Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia in children: incidence and patient characteristics.

  title={Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia in children: incidence and patient characteristics.},
  author={Ruben Boogaard and Sjoerd H Huijsmans and Marielle W H Pijnenburg and Harm A. W. M. Tiddens and Johan C. de Jongste and Peter J F M Merkus},
  volume={128 5},
OBJECTIVE Congenital airway malacia is one of the few causes of irreversible airways obstruction in children, but the incidence in the general population is unknown. Severe airway malacia or malacia associated with specific syndromes is usually recognized and diagnosed early in infancy, but information about clinical features of children with primary malacia, often diagnosed only later in childhood, is scarce. METHODS We analyzed all flexible bronchoscopies performed between 1997 and 2004 in… CONTINUE READING