Tracheal agenesis

What is Tracheal agenesis?

Tracheal agenesis (TA) is a rare congenital malformation in which the trachea may be completely absent (agenesis), or partially in place but underdeveloped (atresia). In both cases, proximal-distal communication between the larynx and the alveoli of the lungs is lacking.

Inheritance type

Not applicable


  • Europe: <1 in 1,000 000

Age of Onset

  • Antenatal
  • Neonatal
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