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Aortopexy is a surgical procedure in which the aortic arch is fixated to the sternum. It results in the tracheal lumen being pulled open. It is used to treat severe tracheomalacia or tracheal compression.

The procedure was originally proposed as a treatment for tracheomlacia Filler et al[1] in 1976.


  1. ^ Filler, R. M.; Rossello, P. J.; Lebowitz, R. L. (October 1976). "Life-threatening anoxic spells caused by tracheal compression after repair of esophageal atresia: correction by surgery". Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 11 (5): 739–748. doi:10.1016/0022-3468(76)90098-1. ISSN 0022-3468. PMID 993944.