Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 364--366

Rare case of tracheal bronchus in a patient posted for minimal invasive cardiac surgery


Dibyendu Khan1, Saikat Sengupta1, Sushan Mukhopadhyay2, Gautam Pati1 
1 Department of Anesthesiology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dibyendu Khan
Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

The tracheal bronchus is a rare congenital anomaly which occurs as a result of an additional tracheal outgrowth early in the embryonic life. It originates more commonly from the right wall of the trachea, above the carina. It is usually asymptomatic but may cause recurrent pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, or bronchiectasis. Here, we present the case of a 57-year-old lady posted for minimally invasive coronary surgery who was incidentally found to have an accessory bronchus during establishing one lung ventilation. The clinical implications of such a scenario is highlighted.


How to cite this article:
Khan D, Sengupta S, Mukhopadhyay S, Pati G. Rare case of tracheal bronchus in a patient posted for minimal invasive cardiac surgery.Ann Card Anaesth 2020;23:364-366


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Khan D, Sengupta S, Mukhopadhyay S, Pati G. Rare case of tracheal bronchus in a patient posted for minimal invasive cardiac surgery. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 24 ];23:364-366
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