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Brett W. Carter, MD; Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Definitions

    • Spurs
      • Precise anatomic landmarks of airway origins
      • Thin septum/triangular density along bronchial edge at points of bifurcation

NOMENCLATURE

  • System of Jackson and Huber (1943)

    • System of Boyden (1961)

      OVERVIEW OF AIRWAY ANATOMY

      • Trachea

        • Bronchi

          • Lobar and Segmental Bronchi

            TRACHEAL ANATOMY

            • General Anatomy

              • Relationships

                RIGHT BRONCHIAL ANATOMY

                • Right Mainstem Bronchus

                  • Right Upper Lobe Bronchus

                    • Bronchus Intermedius

                      • Middle Lobe Bronchus

                        • Right Lower Lobe Bronchus

                          LEFT BRONCHIAL ANATOMY

                          • Left Mainstem Bronchus

                            • Left Upper Lobe Bronchus

                              • Left Lower Lobe Bronchus

                                VARIANTS OF BRONCHIAL ANATOMY

                                • Accessory Cardiac Bronchus

                                  • Tracheal Bronchus

                                    • Situs Abnormalities

                                      IMAGING OF AIRWAYS

                                      • Radiography

                                        • CT

                                          • Tracheal Narrowing

                                            • Tracheomalacia

                                              • Saber Sheath Trachea

                                                • Foreign Body Inhalation

                                                  • Bronchiectasis

                                                    • Mounier-Kuhn (Tracheobronchomegaly)

                                                      • Endoluminal Tumor

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                                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                                        • Definitions

                                                          • Spurs
                                                            • Precise anatomic landmarks of airway origins
                                                            • Thin septum/triangular density along bronchial edge at points of bifurcation

                                                        NOMENCLATURE

                                                        • System of Jackson and Huber (1943)

                                                          • System of Boyden (1961)

                                                            OVERVIEW OF AIRWAY ANATOMY

                                                            • Trachea

                                                              • Bronchi

                                                                • Lobar and Segmental Bronchi

                                                                  TRACHEAL ANATOMY

                                                                  • General Anatomy

                                                                    • Relationships

                                                                      RIGHT BRONCHIAL ANATOMY

                                                                      • Right Mainstem Bronchus

                                                                        • Right Upper Lobe Bronchus

                                                                          • Bronchus Intermedius

                                                                            • Middle Lobe Bronchus

                                                                              • Right Lower Lobe Bronchus

                                                                                LEFT BRONCHIAL ANATOMY

                                                                                • Left Mainstem Bronchus

                                                                                  • Left Upper Lobe Bronchus

                                                                                    • Left Lower Lobe Bronchus

                                                                                      VARIANTS OF BRONCHIAL ANATOMY

                                                                                      • Accessory Cardiac Bronchus

                                                                                        • Tracheal Bronchus

                                                                                          • Situs Abnormalities

                                                                                            IMAGING OF AIRWAYS

                                                                                            • Radiography

                                                                                              • CT

                                                                                                • Tracheal Narrowing

                                                                                                  • Tracheomalacia

                                                                                                    • Saber Sheath Trachea

                                                                                                      • Foreign Body Inhalation

                                                                                                        • Bronchiectasis

                                                                                                          • Mounier-Kuhn (Tracheobronchomegaly)

                                                                                                            • Endoluminal Tumor