Tracheal bronchus - bronchus suis

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta

Presentation

CT scan done for evaluation of pyrexia of unknown origin

Patient Data

Age: 44 years
Gender: Male

The accessory right upper lobe bronchus shows direct branching from the main tracheal stem. This physiological variant is called bronchus suis or pig bronchus ( owing to high prevalence in pig tracheobronchial tree)

Case Discussion

CT findings are compatible with bronchus suis.

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Case information

rID: 29882
Case created: 29th Jun 2014
Last edited: 1st Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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