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

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thorax
Publication Date
Volume
57
Issue
4
Pages
372–373
Identifiers
PMID: 11923561
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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