n SA Journal of Radiology - Tracheal bronchus and pulmonary, hepatic and renal vascular congenital abnormalities - a case report : case report
|Article Title||Tracheal bronchus and pulmonary, hepatic and renal vascular congenital abnormalities - a case report : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Affiliations||1 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 2 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 3 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 4 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 5 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 6 Steve Biko Academic Hospital, 7 University of Pretoria, 8 University of Pretoria, 9 University of Pretoria, 10 University of Pretoria, 11 University of Pretoria and 12 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||59 - 61|
Tracheal bronchus, also referred to as bronchus suis or pig's bronchus, is a rare tracheobronchial anomaly in which an ectopic bronchus arises from the lateral wall of the trachea above the carina and supplies the entire upper lobe or a segment of the upper lobe. It affects 0.5 - 2% of the population and may be detected incidentally, or in patients who present with bronchospasm, persistent cough, recurrent upper lobe infections and haemoptysis. Surgical resection is reserved for patients with severe or persistent symptoms that are resistant to treatment. We present a case of a symptomatic 5-month-old baby who had a type II right-sided tracheal bronchus on bronchography and CT.
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