Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2012 | Month : August | Volume : 6 | Issue : 6 | Page : 1056 - 1058

A Rare Case of a Tracheal Bronchus 1056-1058

Thilagavathy G., Srinivasan R., Aruna S., Bonny J., Siddhuraj C.

Dr. Thilagavathy G. 13/3, Mangesh Street, T. Nagar, India, Chennai, India - 600 017. Phone: 9840428885 E-mail: drgthilaga@yahoo.Com

We are reporting here a case of a right tracheal bronchus who presented with recurrent right upper lobe pneumonia. On the initial visit, the patient presented with a right upper lobe opacity which was anterior to the right main bronchus. Fiber optic bronchoscopy revealed a right tracheal bronchus, 2.5 cm above the carina. 8 months later, the patient presented with a peripheral type of right upper lobe opacity. Though the lesions simulated tuberculosis/malignancy, cytology and bacteriology were not confirmatory and the patient was treated symptomatically. After being on regular follow up after 4 months, the patient had complete resolution of both the opacities, with residual atelectasis in the upper lobe.