Bronchial stenosis

Last revised by David Carroll on 5 Nov 2022

Bronchial stenosis, or bronchial strictures, are descriptive terms to denote regions of focal narrowing involving the bronchi. They can arise from a wide variety of etiologies.

It can arise from a large range of etiological factors, which include:

Allows direction visualization of the segments of narrowing (MinIP images may be additionally helpful). May also show resorptive (obstructive) atelectasis of segments of lung distal to the stenosis.


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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: post lung transplant
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  • Case 2: tuberculous tracheobronchial stenosis
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