Tracheal bronchus

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[edit] Discussion

  • A.K.A. pig bronchus
  • Aberrant bronchus that arises from the right tracheal wall above the carina.
  • Results from an additional tracheal outgrowth early in embryonic life.
  • Incidence ranges between 0.1 and 5%.
  • Occasionally, it causes persistent or recurrent pneumonia.
  • Associated with other bronchopulmonary anomalies, tracheal stenosis, or Down's syndrome.

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[edit] References

  • Barat M, Konrad HR. Tracheal bronchus. Am J Otolaryngol. 1987 Mar-Apr;8(2):118-22.