Patients with a foreign body in left bronchus
and branches underwent bronchoscopy (77.8%) later than those with in the right.
After a month, the narrowed part of the oesophagus was dilated, but simultaneously the doctors detected a suspected fistulous communication between the stricture and the left bronchus
During the procedure, a suspected fistulous communication was detected between the stricture and the left bronchus
Caption: Figure 2: Chest CT scan: left bronchus
Scoring was based on a 5point probability Likert scale: (1) not probable, (2) somewhat improbable, (3) neutral, (4) somewhat probable, or (5) very probable for right bronchus, mainstem bronchus, and left bronchus
. Images were viewed on our institutional PACS system and compared to ground truth.
(i) Nonvisualization of left lung parenchyma and left bronchus
with cardiac border shifted ipsilaterally
As observed in our results, other authors report a smaller luminal diameter for the left bronchial arteries; however this might be because there are more artery origins for the left bronchus
than the right [14, 15, 18, 23].
FB was encountered in the right bronchus in 52.1% cases, the left bronchus
in 782 cases (39.1%), subglottic larynx in 148 cases (7.4%), and bilateral bronchus in 28 cases (1.4%).
They eventually intubated the left bronchus
through the surgical field.10
Computed tomography of the chest revealed right lung agenesis with resultant complete dextroposition of the heart, compression of the distal trachea, and proximal left bronchus
beneath the aorta (Figure 2).
Entry into the right main bronchus is more often than into left bronchus
as the right bronchus is straight in line with trachea, shorter and more in diameter.
The trachea was then opened below the tumour, after which a 6.5 reinforced tube was introduced through the left bronchus
to aid ventilation of the left lung.