Publication date: Available online 9 January 2017
Source:International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Author(s): Wayne D. Hsueh, Lee P. Smith
This observation reports the use of an external airway splint to treat tracheomalacia in a pediatric patient. The patient underwent a double stage laryngotracheal reconstruction however was unable to be decannulated due to severe tracheomalacia. Our purpose is to further support the use of external splinting in the treatment of tracheomalacia in a unique case involving isolated nighttime airway obstruction following laryngotracheal reconstruction.