Congenital tracheal anomalies in the craniosynostosis syndromes

Michael R. Noorily, Diana L Farmer, Walter M. Belenky, Arvin I. Philippart

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

44 Scopus citations


The authors present the case of a 12-year-old girl with Pfeiffer's syndrome who underwent successful resection of a tracheal cartilaginous sleeve (TCS) for treatment of sleep apnea. There is growing recognition of the inclusion of TCS in the spectrum of congenital cartilage malformations seen in patients with craniosynostosis (CS) syndromes. This case demonstrates the difficult therapeutic challenge created by the combination of hypopharyngeal and intrinsic airway abnormalities present in CS patients. The early recognition of TCS in these patients may provide the opportunity for improved outcome in this severely affected subgroup of CS patients with otherwise high mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1036-1039
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1999


  • Craniosynostosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tracheal cartilaginous sleeve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


Dive into the research topics of 'Congenital tracheal anomalies in the craniosynostosis syndromes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this