• Idiopathic cervical tracheal stenosis in an 11-year-old male

    12 days ago - By International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

    Idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis is a fibroinflammatory stenosis in persons without alternative explanation such as trauma, intubation, or autoimmune disease. Patients are usually females of child-bearing age. We report on an 11-year-old male who developed progressive dyspnea and stridor. Bronchoscopy revealed 90% stenosis of the cervical trachea. He underwent serial balloon dilation with steroid injection; stenosis decreased to 20%. He had no history of intubation or trauma. Histologic and laboratory workup for autoimmune disease was negative.
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