Audrey Tilly-Gratton, MD
Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC

The case of a healthy term infant with a vertical tracheal septum initially diagnosed with bronchiolitis presenting with severe respiratory distress and developed severe aerophagia secondary to non-invasive ventilation.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Summarize the differential diagnosis for rare causes of tracheal obstruction (tracheal rings, tracheal webs, vascular rings);
  • Demonstrate the appropriate diagnostic test for the evaluation of tracheal obstruction; and
  • Summarize the potential complications of non-invasive ventilation.

CanMEDS Roles Addressed: Health Advocate, Medical Expert