What is tracheomalacia?

Also known as: congenital tracheomalacia, acquired tracheomalacia.

When the walls of the trachea (windpipe) are weak or floppy, the result is tracheomalacia. This causes the windpipe to actually collapse as the person is breathing and make it difficult to draw a breath.


Reviewed by: Brian Ho, MD

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