Developmental aspects of laryngeal and tracheal anomalies
My research focuses on developmental and clinical aspects of laryngeal and tracheal anomalies. These anomalies generally present in neonates with respiratory complaints like stridor, dyspnea and cyanosis, and are accountable for morbidity and mortality. The exact cause of most laryngeal and tracheal anomalies are unknown, although the development of airway cartilage seems to play an important role.
Research topics include a descriptive analysis of normal tracheal cartilage development in human embryos, an evaluation of treatment modalities for airway obstruction caused by a third or fourth branchial pouch sinus, an assessment of a new surgical technique for aortopexy in tracheobronchomalacia, and a review of tracheal anomalies in Down syndrome children.
Link to Trachea papers: Pubmed
-Matthijs Fockens, Prof. dr. Freek Dikkers