Tracheomalacia Symptoms & Causes

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Tracheomalacia?

There are many types of tracheomalacia, and each child is different, but some common signs include:

  • High-pitched breathing
  • Rattling or noisy breathing (stridor)
  • Frequent infections in the airway, such as bronchitis or pneumonia (because your child can’t cough or otherwise clear his lungs)
  • Frequent noisy cough
  • Exercise intolerance

More severe signs may include:

  • Choking during feeding
  • A halt in breathing, particularly when crying or during strenuous activity
  • Blue spells (child appears blue because his heart isn’t beating quickly enough)

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To make an appointment or speak with a member of our team, please call 617-355-3038.

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.

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