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Neonatal Medicine 2017;24(4):182-186.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5385/nm.2017.24.4.182    Published online November 30, 2017.
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, Su Yeong Kim
1Department of Pediatrics, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea. kimsy@hallym.or.kr
2Department of Radiology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Pediatrics, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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.
Key Words: Bronchi, Trachea, Infant, Newborn, Persistent fetal circulation syndrome


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