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Neonatal Med November;24(4):182-186.
Published online 2017 November 30
Copyright ⓒ 2017 Neonatal Medicine Neonatal Medicine
Tracheal Bronchus with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: A Case Report
Se Hwan An, Min Ju Yi, Rita Yu, Ji-Hye Kim, Hey-Sung Baek, Ji-Eun Ban*, Kyoung Ja Lim, Seung Yang, Il-Tae Hwang, and Su Yeong Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Department of Radiology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Department of Pediatrics*, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Su Yeong Kim , Tel: +82-2-2224-2251 , Fax: +82-2-482-8334 , Email: kimsy@hallym.or.kr
ABSTRACT
Tracheal bronchus is an uncommon anomaly in which an ectopic bronchus originates directly from the supracarinal trachea. It is usually an asymptomatic anatomical variant incidentally found on computed tomography or bronchoscopy. However, it can present with symptoms, such as chronic cough, wheezing, atelectasis, and recurrent pneumonia. We report a case of tracheal bronchus diagnosed in the neonatal period, in which the term baby presented with respiratory distress and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn after birth, but no other congenital anomaly was found on further evaluation.
Keywords: Bronchi, Trachea, Infant, Newborn, Persistent fetal circulation syndrome
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