Diagnosing Complete Tracheal Rings

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Your child’s doctor will need to look at images of the trachea in order to make a diagnosis of tracheal rings. The visualization test that is used is called bronchoscopy. During this procedure:

  1. You child will receive general anesthesia so that the trachea can be examined using a tube called a bronchoscope.
  2. During the exam, the doctor will view the airway and determine whether or not your child has complete tracheal rings.

This is a very safe procedure, and your child will recover quickly. After the test is complete, our team of experts will meet to review and discuss what they have learned about your child's condition. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment options.

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