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Tracheobronchomalacia and Excessive Dynamic Airway Collapse. Clin Chest Med 2018 03;39(1):223-228

Date

02/13/2018

Pubmed ID

29433717

DOI

10.1016/j.ccm.2017.11.015

Abstract

Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) and excessive dynamic airway collapse (EDAC) are more frequently being recognized as the etiology of multiple types of respiratory complaints from chronic cough to exertional syncope to recurrent infections. Identification of these conditions requires a high suspicion, as well as a thorough history and physical examination. Dynamic computed tomography imaging and bronchoscopic evaluation are integral in achieving an accurate diagnosis. Once recognized, treatment ranges from addressing underlying contributing conditions to surgical stabilization of the airway. Referral to an institution familiar with the evaluation and treatment of TBM/EDAC is essential for the appropriate management of these conditions.

Author List

Hammond K, Ghori UK, Musani AI

Author

Uzair K. Ghori MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Chronic Disease
Cough
Humans
Tracheobronchomalacia
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