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Tracheobronchomegaly--the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome: report of two cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1804681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tracheobronchomegaly (TBM) is a rare disorder of uncertain aetiology, characterized by marked dilatation of the trachea and main bronchi, bronchiectasis and recurrent lower respiratory tract infections. Two patients with TBM are presented. In one case, a marked decrease of elastic and smooth muscle tissue was present in the bronchial biopsy specimens, obtained by rigid bronchoscopy. The airways of the second patient were visualized using computed tomography. The dimensions of the airways of our patients are compared with the normal values supplied in the literature.
Authors:
J Van Schoor; G Joos; R Pauwels
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0903-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-01     Completed Date:  1992-05-01     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1303-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dept. of Respiratory Diseases, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biopsy
Bronchi / pathology
Bronchography
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tracheobronchomegaly* / pathology,  radiography

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