Case Report

Tracheal bronchus and pulmonary, hepatic and renal vascular congenital abnormalities – a case report

Schadie Vedajallam, Farzanah Ismail, Jayneel Joshi, Anith Chacko, Zarina Lockhat, Savvas Andronikou
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 2 | a245 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v17i2.245 | © 2013 Schadie Vedajallam, Farzanah Ismail, Jayneel Joshi, Anith Chacko, Zarina Lockhat, Savvas Andronikou | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2013 | Published: 11 June 2013

About the author(s)

Schadie Vedajallam, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Farzanah Ismail, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jayneel Joshi, Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Anith Chacko, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Zarina Lockhat, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Savvas Andronikou, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract

Tracheal bronchus, also referred to as bronchus suis or pig’s bronchus, is a rare tracheobronchial anomaly where an ectopic bronchus arises from the lateral wall of the trachea above the carina and supplies the entire upper lobe or a segment of the upper lobe. It affects 0.5 – 2% of the population and may be detected incidentally or in patients who present with bronchospasm, persistent cough, recurrent upper lobe infections and haemoptysis. Surgical resection is reserved for patients with severe or persistent symptoms which are resistant to treatment. We present a case of a symptomatic five month old patient who had a type II right sided tracheal bronchus on bronchography and CT.

Keywords

Tracheal bronchus; Computed Tomography; Bronchography

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