Neonatal Med.  2017 Nov;24(4):182-186. 10.5385/nm.2017.24.4.182.

Tracheal Bronchus with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 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.

Keyword

Bronchi; Trachea; Infant; Newborn; Persistent fetal circulation syndrome

MeSH Terms

Bronchi*
Bronchoscopy
Cough
Female
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary*
Infant
Infant, Newborn*
Parturition
Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome
Pneumonia
Pulmonary Atelectasis
Respiratory Sounds
Trachea
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