Left tracheal bronchus in an infant with laryngeal cleft

Kevin Ho, Seckin O. Ulualp, Leonard Swischuk

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Abstract

Laryngeal cleft, a rare congenital anomaly, may occur in association with other airway abnormalities. Despite the close proximity of embryologic development of the laryngotracheobronchial tree, bronchial abnormalities in association with laryngeal cleft have not been widely reported. We describe the left tracheal bronchus, an uncommon anomaly of the tracheobronchial tract, in an infant with laryngeal cleft. Coexistence of rare tracheobronchial anomalies needs to be considered in the presence of laryngeal cleft. Early recognition of tracheal bronchus may prevent complications of endotracheal intubation and improve the management of potential complications such as recurrent pneumonia, atelectasis, and hemoptysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

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Bronchi
Intratracheal Intubation
Pulmonary Atelectasis
Hemoptysis
Pneumonia
Laryngeal cleft

Keywords

  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Tracheal bronchus

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Left tracheal bronchus in an infant with laryngeal cleft. / Ho, Kevin; Ulualp, Seckin O.; Swischuk, Leonard.

In: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, Vol. 16, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 52-54.

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Ho, Kevin ; Ulualp, Seckin O. ; Swischuk, Leonard. / Left tracheal bronchus in an infant with laryngeal cleft. In: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. 2009 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 52-54.
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