Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
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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