Congenital Tracheal Stenosis

Phipps, Lorri M.; Raymond, Jill A.; Angeletti, Tammy M.
June 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p60
Academic Journal
The article focuses on congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS), a term which describes a wide range of tracheal abnormalities which often occur in infants and children within the first year of life. The common characteristic in CTS cases is an innate narrowing of the trachea producing airway obstruction. Most of the intensive care is associated with maintaining the airway and adequate gas exchange. Nurses must be able to anticipate and detect subtle changes in the child's pulmonary status. INSET: Case Series at Penn State Children's Hospital.


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