Deficient tracheal rings

Michael J. Rutter, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Frank N. Salamone, Aliza P. Cohen, Peter Manning, Margaret H. Collins, Anthony Mortelliti

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Deficient cartilaginous rings are an extremely rare intrinsic tracheal defect. To our knowledge, only two cases have previously been reported in the literature. We describe our experience with three patients presenting with this unusual defect causing severe tracheomalacia who were successfully managed with slide-tracheoplasty. With respect to correction of the stenotic tracheal segment, our clinical outcomes were excellent. Dissimilarities in medical history suggest that the origin of deficient tracheal rings can be either congenital or acquired.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1981-1984
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006


  • Slide-tracheoplasty
  • Tracheal stenosis


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