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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is tracheal stenosis?

Tracheal stenosis refers to abnormal narrowing of the trachea that restricts the ability to breathe normally. The trachea is also commonly known as the “windpipe.”

Symptoms of tracheal stenosis

  • Feeling breathless

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

  • Pale looking

Questions your doctor may ask to check for tracheal stenosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose tracheal stenosis

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

  • Is your breathing noisy; e.g. wheezing, rattling?

  • Do you have purple blue colored skin?

  • Do you look more pale, wan or sickly than usual?

Treatment for tracheal stenosis

Tracheal stenosis is usually treated with surgery. Treatment options depend on the amount of open space in the trachea’s channel, the location of the narrowed area and what caused the trachea to become more narrow.

View the symptoms of Tracheal stenosis


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  • Ho AS, Koltai PJ. Pediatric tracheal stenosis. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2008 Oct;41(5):999-1021, x. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2008.04.006. PMID: 18775347.

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