Complete Tracheal Rings
Complete tracheal rings are a birth defect in the cartilage rings that keep the trachea, or windpipe, from collapsing. A normal tracheal cartilage is C-shaped with a softer, posterior membrane consisting of muscle. In complete tracheal rings, the trachea is made with several or more O-shaped rings.
The Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders is the only one of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia region. As part of one of the top-ranked and largest children’s hospitals in the U.S., we have cared for children from all over the country and beyond.