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Neonatal Med. 2017 Nov;24(4):182-186. Korean. Case Report.
An SH , Yi MJ , Yu R , Kim JH , Baek HS , Ban JE , Lim KJ , Yang S , Hwang IT , Kim SY .
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.

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.

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