oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Tracheomalacia masquerading as asthma

Volume 33, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Tracheomalacia, resulting from thyroid compression, gave rise to recurrent symptoms of wheeze and dyspnoea which suggested a diagnosis of asthma. Complications due to the unrecognized tracheomalacia, which occurred during a period of assisted ventilation for respiratory failure and which presented major diagnostic and therapeutic problems, are discussed.

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