Tracheomalacia Secondary to Intubation

Ayyildiz V., AYDIN Y., OĞUL H.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-022-03468-3
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Keywords: Tracheomalacia, Intubation


Tracheomalacia is generally seen congenitally in children and may rarely occur in adults as acquired. Patients usually present with shortness of breath, chronic cough, and recurrent respiratory tract infections. In most cases, the diagnosis is made incidentally during thoracic imaging. In this study, a 70-year-old female case who developed tracheomalacia after tracheal intubation was presented.