Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) Treatments
Treatment for tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) depends on its cause and the severity of the tracheal or bronchial collapse. Treatments may include:
- Surgical correction: The collapsed area of your trachea is removed and the other sections are joined together.
- Airway stent placement: Using an endoscope, the surgeon can introduce a stent (tube made of silicone or metal) to keep the airway open.
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP): For patients whose symptoms are worse when lying down, a CPAP machine can provide relief during sleep.