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bronchus:

see lungslungs,
elastic organs used for breathing in vertebrate animals, excluding most fish, which use gills, and a few amphibian species that respire through the skin. The word is sometimes applied to the respiratory apparatus of lower animals.
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bronchus

[′bräŋ·kəs]
(anatomy)
Either of the two primary branches of the trachea or any of the bronchi's pulmonary branches having cartilage in their walls.

bronchus

either of the two main branches of the trachea, which contain cartilage within their walls
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They tend to lodge in the main or lobar bronchi, with the right mainstem bronchus being the most common location given its more vertical course.
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This demonstrated a right-sided tracheal bronchus arising more than 2 cm above the carina and supplying the posterior segment of the right upper lobe.
The possibility of a tracheal bronchus should be entertained when a patient presents with recurrent right upper lobe pneumonia or right upper lobe collapse.
On the left side, the margin of safety for the position is the length of the left main bronchus (LMB) over which a left sided tracheobronchial (double-lumen) tube can be moved in the bronchus without obstructing the airway.
Does the presence of a tracheal bronchus affect the margin of safety of double-lumen tube placement?
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The patient underwent stenting of both her esophagus and right mainstem bronchus.
A portogram was done to investigate the underlying problem and revealed leakage of contrast material into the respiratory tract through the right bronchus.
After presentation to his local hospital, a CT scan of the chest noted a pleural effusion, some right lower lobe collapse and a complex lesion in the right main bronchus (Figure 1).
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