bypass obstruction

bypass obstruction

A partial occlusion of a mainstem bronchus, resulting in hyperdistension of an entire lobe of lung with potential for interstitial emphysema and rupture, in a fashion identical to that of the ball-valve phenomenon.

bypass obstruction

A partial occlusion of a mainstem bronchus resulting in hyperdistension of an entire lobe, with potential for interstitial emphysema and rupture, in a fashion identical to that of the ball-valve phenomenon
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A 20-year-old man with Morquio syndrome (Type IV mucopolysaccharidosis) had had a tracheostomy only possible via the cricothyroid membrane to bypass obstruction at the laryngeal inlet caused by infiltration of glycosaminoglycan.