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Treatment of tracheomalacia

Treatment of tracheomalacia

Treatment of tracheomalacia

Treatment of tracheomalacia

Congenital tracheomalacia generally goes away on its own by the age of 18-24 months. As the tracheal cartilage gets stronger and the trachea grows, the noisy respirations and breathing difficulties gradually stop. Babies with tracheomalacia must be closely monitored when they have respiratory infections. Most infants respond well to humidified air, careful feedings, and antibiotics for infections. Postural drainage may help with clearance of secretions .ß-Adrenergic agents should be avoided in the absence of asthma. Nebulised ipratropium bromide may be useful. A surgical approach (aorticopexy and bronchepexy) is rarely required and only performed on patients who have life-threatening apnea, cyanosis and bradycardia.

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