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Tracheal bronchus presenting with recurrent haemoptysis in an adult female

Manoj Kumar Panigrahi, Gourahari Pradhan, Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2017.0026
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Adv Respir Med 2017;85(3):155-157.

open access

Vol 85, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-06-13
Submitted: 2017-01-09
Accepted: 2017-03-13

Abstract

Abnormal bronchus arising directly from the trachea or the main bronchus is a rare developmental anomaly of the tracheobronchial tree. In general, tracheal bronchus has been reported in less than 1% of adult patients undergoing bronchoscopy with a male predominance. Tracheal bronchus is classified as — ‘displaced’ and ‘supernumerary’, the former being the most common type reported. Most patients are asymptomatic; however, cases presenting with cough, haemoptysis or recurrent lung infections are not uncommon. The diagnosis is usually made through computed tomography or bronchoscopy. Awareness of this anomaly may help in timely identification or prevention of perioperative complications during general anaesthesia or resectional thoracic surgery. Herein we report a case of right-sided displaced tracheal bronchus in an adult female presenting with recurrent haemoptysis.

Abstract

Abnormal bronchus arising directly from the trachea or the main bronchus is a rare developmental anomaly of the tracheobronchial tree. In general, tracheal bronchus has been reported in less than 1% of adult patients undergoing bronchoscopy with a male predominance. Tracheal bronchus is classified as — ‘displaced’ and ‘supernumerary’, the former being the most common type reported. Most patients are asymptomatic; however, cases presenting with cough, haemoptysis or recurrent lung infections are not uncommon. The diagnosis is usually made through computed tomography or bronchoscopy. Awareness of this anomaly may help in timely identification or prevention of perioperative complications during general anaesthesia or resectional thoracic surgery. Herein we report a case of right-sided displaced tracheal bronchus in an adult female presenting with recurrent haemoptysis.

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Keywords

congenital anomaly, tracheal bronchus, haemoptysis, flexible bronchoscopy

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Title

Tracheal bronchus presenting with recurrent haemoptysis in an adult female

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 85, No 3 (2017)

Pages

155-157

Published online

2017-06-13

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2017.0026

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2017;85(3):155-157.

Keywords

congenital anomaly
tracheal bronchus
haemoptysis
flexible bronchoscopy

Authors

Manoj Kumar Panigrahi
Gourahari Pradhan
Prasanta Raghab Mohapatra

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