The Use of T‑tube Cholangiocatheter Stents in the Treatment of Pediatric Tracheomalacia
Tracheomalacia is a common disorder in neonate and infants, which can lead to life‑threatening airway occlusion, because of external pressure or intrinsic defect of tracheobroncial cartilage. Aortopexy and Stents are effective in relieving tracheomalacia in the latter patients. In this case we are to show how t‑tube cholangiocatheter is effective and easy available in sever tracheomalacia neonates with intrinsic defect. It can be easily replaced and causes no infection, erosion, or sever complication in 9 months period.
Key words: Stent, tracheomalacia, t‑tube cholangiocatheter