• L. Spitz
  • P. D. Phelan


Tracheomalacia is a structural and functional weakness of the trachea which results in partial respiratory obstruction in infants and children with oesophageal atresia and tracheo-oesophageal fistula.


Esophageal Atresia Tracheal Wall Oesophageal Atresia Oesophageal Stricture Dacron Patch 
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  • P. D. Phelan

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