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Tracheobronchomegaly
Jonathan Hero Chung, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Synonyms

                • Mounier-Kuhn syndrome
              • Definitions

                • Rare disorder characterized by dilatation of trachea & central bronchi that impairs ability to clear mucus from lungs

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Javidan-Nejad C et al: Bronchiectasis. Radiol Clin North Am. 47(2):289-306, 2009
                                        2. Lazzarini-de-Oliveira LC et al: A 38-year-old man with tracheomegaly, tracheal diverticulosis, and bronchiectasis. Chest. 120(3):1018-20, 2001
                                        3. Marom EM et al: Diffuse abnormalities of the trachea and main bronchi. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(3):713-7, 2001
                                        4. Webb EM et al: Using CT to diagnose nonneoplastic tracheal abnormalities: appearance of the tracheal wall. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(5):1315-21, 2000
                                        5. Tanoue LT: Pulmonary involvement in collagen vascular disease: a review of the pulmonary manifestations of the Marfan syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, Sjögren's syndrome, and relapsing polychondritis. J Thorac Imaging. 7(2):62-77, 1992
                                        6. Padley S et al: Tracheobronchomegaly in association with ankylosing spondylitis. Clin Radiol. 43(2):139-41, 1991
                                        7. Van Schoor J et al: Tracheobronchomegaly--the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome: report of two cases and review of the literature. Eur Respir J. 4(10):1303-6, 1991
                                        8. Woodring JH et al: Acquired tracheomegaly in adults as a complication of diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 152(4):743-7, 1989
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Mounier-Kuhn syndrome
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Rare disorder characterized by dilatation of trachea & central bronchi that impairs ability to clear mucus from lungs

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                                        • CT Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Javidan-Nejad C et al: Bronchiectasis. Radiol Clin North Am. 47(2):289-306, 2009
                                                                              2. Lazzarini-de-Oliveira LC et al: A 38-year-old man with tracheomegaly, tracheal diverticulosis, and bronchiectasis. Chest. 120(3):1018-20, 2001
                                                                              3. Marom EM et al: Diffuse abnormalities of the trachea and main bronchi. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(3):713-7, 2001
                                                                              4. Webb EM et al: Using CT to diagnose nonneoplastic tracheal abnormalities: appearance of the tracheal wall. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(5):1315-21, 2000
                                                                              5. Tanoue LT: Pulmonary involvement in collagen vascular disease: a review of the pulmonary manifestations of the Marfan syndrome, ankylosing spondylitis, Sjögren's syndrome, and relapsing polychondritis. J Thorac Imaging. 7(2):62-77, 1992
                                                                              6. Padley S et al: Tracheobronchomegaly in association with ankylosing spondylitis. Clin Radiol. 43(2):139-41, 1991
                                                                              7. Van Schoor J et al: Tracheobronchomegaly--the Mounier-Kuhn syndrome: report of two cases and review of the literature. Eur Respir J. 4(10):1303-6, 1991
                                                                              8. Woodring JH et al: Acquired tracheomegaly in adults as a complication of diffuse pulmonary fibrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 152(4):743-7, 1989