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Bronchoscopy is an invasive procedure that permits the direct examination of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi using either a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope or a rigid metal bronchoscope.
Croup is the most common etiology for hoarseness, cough, and onset of acute stridor in febrile children.
The trillions of cells in the body require an abundant and continuous supply of oxygen to carry out their vital functions. We cannot “do without oxygen” for even a little while, as we can without food or water.
A tracheostomy is an opening into the trachea through the neck just below the larynx through which an indwelling tube is placed and thus an artificial airway is created.
An infant with a condition called tracheobronchomalacia was saved by doctors by 3D-printing a tracheal splint which would support the weakened airway. Tracheobronchomalacia manifests with dynamic airway collapse and respiratory insufficiency.