stem bronchus

stem bron·chus

the main bronchus from which the branches of the bronchial tree arise.
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There was severe stenosis of the right bronchus intermedius and proximal left main stem bronchus and a hypoplastic right lung (Fig.
A patient with an anterior mediastinal mass developed a mucous plug in the left main stem bronchus, resulting in collapse of the left lung on the first postoperative day.
A metallic Wallstent (Schneider, Minneapolis, MN) was used at this second intervention in the same sites, with additional stenting in the right main stem bronchus, bronchus intermedius and right lower lobe bronchus.
Unilateral pulmonary edema after intubation of the right main stem bronchus.
As a result of the procedure, Patinkin identifies a ruptured suture line in the right main stem bronchus and determines that the patient needs additional surgery.
In the first report (4), a Fogarty catheter was used to extract the marble, which rolled over to obstruct the opposite main stem bronchus.
The cut surface showed a 5-cm tumor similar in appearance to the initial tumor with invasion of the main stem bronchus, pulmonary veins, and the wall of the right atrium.
During the study, the ETT migrated into a main stem bronchus in 12 patients ([Group.
Each main stem bronchus branched in a left-sided pattern into an upper- and lower-lobe bronchus (Figure 3B).
A rigid bronchoscopy showed bronchomalacia of the left main stem bronchus.