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Tracheal diverticulum: a rare finding in a patient with worsening chronic cough.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18712698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acquired tracheal diverticulum is a rare clinical entity with only limited reports in the literature. We report a case of a tracheal diverticulum that was identified as part of a work-up for a worsening cough. In this case the diverticulum was observed 2 years after surgical management of a retropharyngeal abscess. It was felt that pooling of secretions in the acquired pouch was a contributing factor in the exacerbation of the patient's chronic cough. Because of the patient's extensive comorbidities, observation and serial computed tomography scans were recommended.
Gregory P Danielson; Veronika Jedlovszky; Gary P Landrigan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-20     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  474-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Otoloaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Chronic Disease
Cough / etiology,  physiopathology*
Disease Progression
Postoperative Period
Trachea / pathology*
Tracheal Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Tracheoesophageal Fistula / diagnosis*,  physiopathology

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