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Tracheomalacia is a rare congenital (present at birth) condition in which the walls of the windpipe (trachea) are weak and loose instead of rigid. As a result, breathing difficulties begin soon after birth. Babies born with tracheomalacia may also develop heart defects, developmental delay or gastroesophageal reflux. The cause of this condition is unknown.
Tracheomalacia is a rare congenital (present at birth) condition in which the walls of the windpipe (trachea) are weak and loose. The cause of this condition is unknown.
Symptoms of tracheomalacia include:
Doctors at Riley at IU Health may perform the following exams and tests to diagnose tracheomalacia:
Treatment for tracheomalacia includes:
Most of the time, the symptoms of tracheomalacia can be controlled and will improve as your child grows older.
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