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Tracheocele; a case of rare clinical entity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18932034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tracheocele is a herniation of the tracheal mucous membrane and it is rarely reported in the literature. It may be a congenital defect or an acquired lesion. Traumas, high pressure injuries, long lasting tracheostomy, obstructive tracheal diseases, recurrent infections of the mucous glands of the trachea with subsequent ductal obstruction and dilatation may play a role at the etiology. The best diagnostic procedures are endoscopic examination and computed tomography. The management of acquired tracheocele is primarily conservative, but surgical intervention may be indicated for symptomatic cases.
Rasih Yazkan; Berkant Ozpolat; Hikmet Firat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tüberküloz ve toraks     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0494-1373     ISO Abbreviation:  Tuberk Toraks     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417364     Medline TA:  Tuberk Toraks     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ministery of Health Ankara Dişkapi Yildirim Beyazit Teaching and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Hernia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Tomography, Spiral Computed / methods
Trachea / abnormalities*,  pathology*
Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents

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