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Infected tracheocoele (acquired tracheal diverticulum): case report and literature review.
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PMID:  21310098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background:Paratracheal air-filled cysts are rare. Tracheocoele or acquired tracheal diverticulum is the term given to these acquired abnormalities, which usually arise in adults. The majority is asymptomatic, being discovered as incidental findings on radiological imaging.Methods:We report the case of a 72-year-old man with a previously identified tracheocoele which became symptomatic following an upper respiratory tract infection. A literature is presented and nomenclature is discussed.Results:The clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and management of paratracheal air-filled cysts are discussed.Conclusion:While most of these rare abnormalities are discovered incidentally, this case illustrates the fact that significant symptoms can develop; excision should therefore be considered.
B M Teh; C Hall; S Kleid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Western Health Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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