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Tracheal Agenesis

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What is the definition of Tracheal Agenesis?

Tracheal agenesis is a rare birth defect in which the trachea (windpipe) is completely absent (agenesis) or significantly underdeveloped (atresia). Signs and symptoms include polyhydramnios during pregnancy and respiratory distress, bluish skin color (cyanosis) and no audible cry shortly after birth. The underlying cause of tracheal agenesis is currently unknown. Approximately 90% of cases are associated with other anomalies, including those of the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system and the genitourinary tract. Some cases may be part of a very rare condition known as VACTERL association. Surgery to repair the trachea may be attempted; however, the long-term outlook is generally poor in most cases.

What are the alternative names for Tracheal Agenesis?

  • Congenital tracheal agenesis

Top Global Doctors

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Noriaki Usui
Izumi, 46, JP
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Hideki Soh
Izumi, 46, JP
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Shuichiro Uehara
Itabashi, 13, JP
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Naoki Shimojima
Tokyo, 13, JP
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Hiroomi Okuyama
Osaka, 27, JP

Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Children with Congenital Tracheal Stenosis (CTS)
  • Journal: International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
  • Treatment Used: Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)
  • Number of Patients: 16
  • Published —
This study described the presence of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in children diagnosed with congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) over a 10-year period (2005-2015).

Clinical Trials

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