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J Asthma Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Sep;23(3):544-547. Korean. Case Report.
Kang KP , Kim JH , Jin GY , Park SJ , Kim SS , Lee HB , Rhee YK , Lee YC .
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonju, Chonbuk, Korea. leeyc@moak.chonbuk.ac.kr
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Chonju, Chonbuk, Korea.
Abstract

Tracheal diverticula are relatively rare disease characterized by single or multiple evaginations of the tracheal wall. The tracheal diverticulum may act as a reservoir for secretions, leading to recurrent respiratory tract infections associated with chronic cough and dyspnea. A 31-year-old man had complained of a chronic productive cough for several months. Methacholine bronchial provocation test was positive. Three-dimensional computed tomography showed an air-containing cystic structure extending right posterolateral aspect of the trachea. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy demonstrated ostium arising from the right posterolateral wall at mid-third of trachea. These findings made asthma and tracheal diverticulum the diagnosis. Medical treatment was performed and symptoms were relieved.

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