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The anatomy of left bronchus syndrome.
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PMID:  7552963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This explanation of the previously described left bronchus syndrome (Ashour et al., 1990, Thorax, 45:210-212) is based on a prospective study of 17 additional cases with unilateral lung destruction. It is likely that the anatomic peculiarities of the left main bronchus predispose the left lung to more frequent bronchial obstruction and hemodynamic changes than the right. Broncho-pulmonary shunt formation and retrograde filling of the pulmonary artery most likely lead to increased oxygen tension and impaired lymph flow in the entire lung, thus spreading tuberculosis in the lung and ultimately leading to left lung destruction.
M Ashour
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-24     Completed Date:  1995-10-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Thoracic Surgery, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / anatomy & histology*
Prospective Studies
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography

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