The term tracheal collapse tends to imply an 'all-or-nothing' effect, but in the majority of cases dorso-ventral flattening of the trachea and flaccidity of the dorsal membrane are the major problems and the trachea may only develop a partial collapse.




Anatomy




Mechanics of tracheal collapse




TRACHEAL COLLAPSE: Clinical features
TRACHEAL COLLAPSE: Diagnosis
TRACHEAL COLLAPSE: Therapy
TRACHEAL COLLAPSE: Prognosis

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