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Incidental discovery of multiple tracheal diverticula

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title = "Incidental discovery of multiple tracheal diverticula",
abstract = "Tracheal diverticulum is observed in 1%-4% of the population, however, multiple tracheal diverticula are a rare occurrence. In this paper, we present a 75-year-old male, who was referred to a computed tomography-scan of the neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis because of an unintended weight loss, fatigue, and a smoking history of 60 pack-years. A definitive cause for the symptoms was not found, however as an incidental finding, the patient was diagnosed with multiple tracheal diverticula along the back wall of trachea and left main bronchus. Despite the rare occurrence, it is important to recognize multiple tracheal diverticula in the diagnostic process, because of the possibility of either removing the diverticula or initiating prophylactic actions to prevent complications such as empyema and pneumomediastinum.",
keywords = "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Computed tomography, Tracheal diverticulum",
author = "Krag, {Christian Hedeager} and Wille, {Mathilde Marie Winkler}",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of University of Washington.",
year = "2021",
month = feb,
doi = "10.1016/j.radcr.2020.11.035",
language = "English",
volume = "16",
pages = "312--314",
journal = "Radiology Case Reports",
issn = "1930-0433",
publisher = "University of Washington",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Incidental discovery of multiple tracheal diverticula

AU - Krag, Christian Hedeager

AU - Wille, Mathilde Marie Winkler

N1 - © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of University of Washington.

PY - 2021/2

Y1 - 2021/2

N2 - Tracheal diverticulum is observed in 1%-4% of the population, however, multiple tracheal diverticula are a rare occurrence. In this paper, we present a 75-year-old male, who was referred to a computed tomography-scan of the neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis because of an unintended weight loss, fatigue, and a smoking history of 60 pack-years. A definitive cause for the symptoms was not found, however as an incidental finding, the patient was diagnosed with multiple tracheal diverticula along the back wall of trachea and left main bronchus. Despite the rare occurrence, it is important to recognize multiple tracheal diverticula in the diagnostic process, because of the possibility of either removing the diverticula or initiating prophylactic actions to prevent complications such as empyema and pneumomediastinum.

AB - Tracheal diverticulum is observed in 1%-4% of the population, however, multiple tracheal diverticula are a rare occurrence. In this paper, we present a 75-year-old male, who was referred to a computed tomography-scan of the neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis because of an unintended weight loss, fatigue, and a smoking history of 60 pack-years. A definitive cause for the symptoms was not found, however as an incidental finding, the patient was diagnosed with multiple tracheal diverticula along the back wall of trachea and left main bronchus. Despite the rare occurrence, it is important to recognize multiple tracheal diverticula in the diagnostic process, because of the possibility of either removing the diverticula or initiating prophylactic actions to prevent complications such as empyema and pneumomediastinum.

KW - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

KW - Computed tomography

KW - Tracheal diverticulum

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U2 - 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.11.035

DO - 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.11.035

M3 - Journal article

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JO - Radiology Case Reports

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