Right mainstem bronchial atresia successfully corrected with slide
Mainstem bronchial atresia (MBA) is a rare and fatal entity with no
survivors reported to date. We describe a neonate born at 36 weeks
gestational age (GA) with right MBA who underwent successful slide
tracheobronchoplasty at 32 days of life. It is theorized that during
fetal life a transient fistulous connection developed, allowing right
lung decompression and left lung development.