Surgical Reconstruction for Severe Tracheal Obstruction in Morquio A Syndrome

Christian Pizarro, Ryan R Davies, Mary Theroux, Ellen A. Spurrier, Lauren W. Averill, Shunji Tomatsu

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Progressive tracheal obstruction is commonly seen in Morquio A syndrome and can lead to life-threatening complications. Although tracheostomy can address severe upper airway obstruction, lower airway obstruction, commonly associated with a narrow thoracic inlet and vascular compression, requires an alternative approach. We describe the case of a 16-year-old patient with Morquio A syndrome whose near-fatal tracheal obstruction was relieved by timely surgical tracheal vascular reconstruction with dramatic resolution of his respiratory symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e329-e331
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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