Obstructive sleep apnea due to extrathoracic tracheomalacia

Hiren Muzumdar, Kiran Nandalike, J. Bent, Raanan Arens

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We report obstructive sleep apnea in a 3-year-old boy with tracheomalacia secondary to tracheotomy that resolved after placement of a metallic stent in the region of tracheomalacia. The tracheal location of obstruction during sleep in this case contrasts with the usual location in the pharynx or, less often, the larynx. This case also demonstrates the utility of polysomnography in managing decannulation of tracheostomies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-164
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Polysomnography
  • Stent
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Neurology


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