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Case Reports
June 1941


Author Affiliations

From the Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(6):1263-1271. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000120135011

Congenital stenosis of the trachea is one of the most unusual anomalies of the respiratory tract. The lesion receives meager comment or no mention at all in the well known textbooks of otolaryngology and pediatrics, and the number of cases on record is small.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—On Feb. 17, 1938 a two month old white girl was admitted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she died after eleven days. Gestation had lasted approximately eight and a half months; the delivery had been spontaneous and the labor brief. Her parents were young and the patient was their first child. The baby weighed only 4 pounds 10 ounces (2,098 Gm.) at birth. She was fed an evaporated milk formula and her appetite and elimination had always been good.Since birth she had appeared feeble and puny, and when she cried, which was seldom, she gave a faint, weak

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