Tracheal stenosis occurs when the trachea is narrowed. There are two types of tracheal stenosis – acquired and congenital. Acquired tracheal stenosis can occurs from an injury such as irritation from a breathing tube or injury from external factors (inhalation of irritants). Alternatively it can occur without any identifiable cause. This is often referred to as idiopathic (medical jargon for we don’t know why). Congenital tracheal stenosis occurs from a birth defects such as complete tracheal rings or other congenital abnormalities.
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