Successful surgical repair of complex Christmas-tree pattern tracheo-bronchial anatomy with stenosis

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jul;270(7):2161-3. doi: 10.1007/s00405-013-2540-y. Epub 2013 May 5.


Congenital anomalies of bronchial division are extremely rare. Presence of complete cartilaginous rings in bronchial tree with co-existent bronchial division anomalies make surgical correction more challenging, and needs a well-structured surgical pathway. We report a case of complex airway pattern similar to Christmas-tree appearance with associated stenosis due to complete rings, treated by modified sliding tracheoplasty with a successful outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass / methods
  • Constriction, Pathologic / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Trachea / abnormalities*
  • Trachea / surgery
  • Tracheal Stenosis / congenital*
  • Tracheal Stenosis / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome