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Bronchial stenosis

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.

Pathology

Etiology

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

Radiographic features

CT 

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.

Chest

Article information

rID: 79489
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bronchial stricture
  • Bronchial stenoses
  • Bronchial narrowing

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: post lung transplant
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