Airway Clearance in Tracheomalacia

Aodhnait S. Fahy, Priscilla P.L. Chiu

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Airway clearance is an essential part of airway maintenance to ensure the airway lumen is protected against particulate and infectious insults. The mechanisms involved in airway clearance include intrinsic structural and cellular components that can be impaired or inhibited through developmental defects and surgical interventions. Tracheomalacia is a developmental defect of the airway that can contribute to the mechanical failure to clear the airway. This chapter will review the mechanisms of airway clearance and the processes that can impair this vital process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number151061
JournalSeminars in pediatric surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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