Difficult intubation due to undiagnosed congenital tracheal web

Yahya Al Badaai*, Lily H.P. Nguyen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Congenital tracheal web is a rare anomaly, usually misdiagnosed as asthma or chronic obstructive lung diseases. Clinical suspicion and appropriate diagnostic imaging combined with endoscopic examinations are the mainstay approach. Symptoms of stridor, dyspnea and recurrent lower airway infections are the most common clinical presentations. We report a case of difficult intubation in a child due to an undiagnosed congenital tracheal web.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1437-1439
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Congenital tracheal web
  • Difficult intubation
  • Refractory asthma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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