malacia


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malacia

[mə′lāsh·ə]
(medicine)
Abnormal softening of tissues of an organ or other body structure.
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While there is currently no consensus regarding the criteria that should be used for assessing a patient's response to treatment of BAS,[sup][16],[17] we used the following criteria based on their practicality for use in evaluating clinical effects: (1) Durable remission: Duration of airway patency was >6 months, without the need for further treatment; (2) Remission: Duration of airway patency was 3–6 months, and may have required additional therapy; (3) No remission: Duration of airway patency was <3 months, and required additional treatment; (4) Failure: Unable to maintain airway patency, concurrent with airway malacia or collapse.
Hemiatrofia izquierda, en la region insular cambios relacionados a malacia y gliosis periferica, discreto incremento en el diametro de ventriculo lateral ipsilateral; E.
The classic: concerning traumatic malacia of the lunate and its consequences: degeneration and compression fractures.
Subsequent bronchoscopies confirmed tracheal deformity and tracheal malacia.
But her condition is complicated by the fact she also has unrelated tracheobronchial malacia meaning her windpipe is floppy just above the lungs and is liable to collapse, preventing her breathing.
The respiratory disease section, for example, includes a chapter on chronic respiratory failure but does not mention airway malacia and has little on carers and resources for home ventilation.
Four chapters are then presented on large airways disorders in adults, including airway stenoses, neoplasms, malacia, and bronchiectasis.
Doctors still don't know exactly what is wrong with Taylor, but he has been diagnosed with bronchotracheal malacia, a condition that means his airways close down when he goes to sleep and he stops breathing.
Indications for a tracheostomy include prolonged intubation, sleep apnea related to obstruction from obesity, congenital abnormality of the larynx or trachea, severe neck or mouth injuries or cancer, inhalation injuries, presence of a large foreign body occluding the airway, vocal cord paralysis that affects swallowing and increases risk of aspiration, inability to clear secretions, and tracheal stenosis or malacia.
Such a power hath the Pica and Malacia in women with child, that if they can not enjoy the foods, or all other things as they desire, they or their young ones are in danger of death.
Additional length proximally accommodates a thick or full neck; additional length distally can compensate for tracheal stenosis or malacia.