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A case of recurrent respiratory infection resulting from a congenital anomaly of the bronchial tree tracheal bronchus

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2008;51(6):660-664.
Published online June 15, 2008.
A case of recurrent respiratory infection resulting from a congenital anomaly of the bronchial tree tracheal bronchus
Ah-Reum Choi1, Sun-Hee Choi1, Seong-Wan Kim2, Dong-Wook Sung3, Yeong-Ho Rha1
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
반복적인 호흡기 감염을 가진 환아에서 진단된선천성 기도 기형, 기관기관지 1예
최아름1, 최선희1, 김성완2, 성동욱3, 나영호1
1경희대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2경희대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
3경희대학교 의과대학 영상진단의학과교실
Correspondence: 
Yeong-Ho Rha, Email: yhrha@khu.ac.kr
Abstract
The term tracheal bronchus refers to an abnormal bronchus that comes directly off of the lateral wall of the trachea (above the carina) and supplies ventilation to the upper lobe. Tracheal bronchi occur almost exclusively on the right trachea and are associated with other congenital anomalies. In addition, tracheai bronchus may be related to other inflammatory conditions with persistent wheezing, such as recurrent pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis, which is a result of the relatively poor local drainage of the involved bronchi. An infant with recurrent wheezing is likely to be a challenge for a clinician in the evaluation of the etiology of airway obstruction and in the differential diagnosis of wheezy breathing. The authors report a case of an 8-month-old female infant with a ventricular septal defect, who presented with stridor and recurrent respiratory infection and finally was finally diagnosed with a tracheal bronchus using computed tomography and a bronchoscopy. Therefore, tracheal bronchus should be included in the differential diagnosis of any child who presents with chronic or recurrent respiratory tract symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, stridor and recurrent respiratory infection, particularly in children with other congenital deformities.
Key Words: Congenital anomaly, Tracheal bronchus, Stridor


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