Tracheomalacia

Case contributed by Dr Darel E Heitkamp

Presentation

Dysnpnea, worse with exertion.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
CT

Dynamic inspiratory CT image shows improved tracheal distance in the anteroposterior dimension, but there still is marked abnormality. There is marked difference between the two phases, which may be simulated if the patient exerts himself.

Case Discussion

This patient was being evaluated for suspected tracheomalacia. His history included leukemia, stem cell transplantation, and prolonged time spent on the ventilator.

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Case information

rID: 13587
Published: 24th Apr 2011
Last edited: 6th Oct 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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