An unusual case of congenital short trachea with very long bronchi mimicking bronchial asthma

Ravnna, F.; Caramori, G.; Panella, G. L.; Papi, A.; Benea, G.; Adcock, I. M.; Barnes, P. J.; Ciaccia, A.
April 2002
Thorax;Apr2002, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p372
Academic Journal
Case reports of a short trachea with early branching of the main bronchi are uncommon. The case is presented of a 64 year old woman with upper airway obstruction due to this anatomical abnormality which caused breathlessness and wheezing that was misdiagnosed (and treated) as bronchial asthma for many years.


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