Left upper lobe bronchial atresia and subglottic tracheal stenosis

Case contributed by Dr Matthew Lukies


Recurrent dilatation procedures for chronic subglottic tracheal stenosis.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female
  • Subglottic tracheal stenosis
  • Left upper zone hyperlucency and decreased bronchovascular markings
  • Subglottic tracheal stenosis
  • Hyperlucent left upper lobe with decreased bronchovascular markings. The lingular segment is spared.
  • Air trapping in the left upper lobe demonstrated by the relatively increased hyperlucency in the expiratory phase compared to the inspiratory phase
  • Mucous in the proximal left upper lobe bronchus, which is not visible more superiorly

The appearance is consistent with left upper lobe bronchial atresia.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates typical findings of left upper lobe bronchial atresia, as well as subglottic tracheal stenosis.

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Case information

rID: 44369
Published: 13th Feb 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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