Partial Sternotomy Technique Allows Use of Intraoperative Flexible Bronchoscope for Tracheomalacia Diagnosis

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TÜRKYILMAZ Z. , KARABULUT R. , Ergenekon E. , EMMEZ G. , IŞIK B. , Hirfanoglu I., ...More

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.30, no.4, pp.405-406, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2019.106
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-406


Tracheomalacia(TM) is a structural abnormality of the tracheal cartilage causing collapse of its walls and airway obstruction. We describe herein a 4 month-old case of TM associated with operated esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula. Intraoperative flexible bronchoscope was performed for diagnosis for TM during aortopexy operation via partial sternotomy.