4/10/11

Bronchomalacia

So, it has come to my attention that I was full of crap when I explained what bronchialmalacia was.... SO here is the definition:

Bronchomalacia is a term for weak cartilage in the walls of the bronchial tubes, occurring in children under six months, presented with noisy breathing and/or wheezing. There is collapse of a main stem bronchus, on expiration. There are two types of Bronchomalacia. Primary Bronchomalacia is due to a deficiency in the cartilaginous rings. Secondary Bronchomalacia may occur by extrinsic compression from an enlarged vessel, a vascular ring or a bronchogenic cyst. 


Treatment:  

1.    Time

1.   Minimally Invasive, usually in conjunction with Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure.


So, there you have it. ...


Love, Jen


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