saber-sheath trachea

sa·ber-sheath tra·che·a

a type of tracheal collapse seen in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which an increase if found in the outer posterior tracheal dimension with side-to-side narrowing involving the lower two thirds of the trachea.

saber-sheath trachea

[sā′bər]
an abnormally shaped trachea caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The diameter of the posterior part of the trachea is increased while the lateral dimension is decreased.
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Saber-sheath trachea is a common acquired morphologic abnormality of the intrathoracic trachea, occurring frequently in men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.