right main bronchus

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right main bron·chus

[TA] Avoid the incorrect term right main stem (or mainstem) bronchus.
primary division of the tracheobronchial tree arising as the right of branch at the bifurcation of the trachea; it enters the hilum of the right lung, giving off the superior lobe bronchus and continuing downward to give off the middle and inferior lobe bronchi. It is shorter, of larger caliber, and more nearly vertical than the left main bronchus, thus, aspirated objects more frequently lodge on the right side.
Synonym(s): bronchus principalis dexter [TA]
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We report such a case of removal of a large denture impacted in the right bronchus of an adult male who suffered maxillofacial trauma and cervical spine fracture following an RTA.
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.
The bronchoscopy revealed severe obstruction of the right bronchus intermedious and a complete obstruction of the bronchus to the RML due to external compression.
Caption: Figure 2: (a) The patient's large right mediastinal bronchogenic cyst displacing other mediastinal structures and compressing the right bronchus intermedius and middle/lower lobe bronchi.
The most common location for a foreign body is the right bronchus, especially the right lower lobe, due to its vertical orientation [5].
In one case, a small peanut particle was removed by a flexible bronchoscopy from the distal right bronchus after the failure of a rigid bronchoscopy.
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.
However, during the operation, the cocklebur fruit in the right bronchus was pushed to a deeper level by the trielcon.
Ground nuts were the most common foreign body (71.52%) and the right bronchus was the most common location of foreign body lodgment (58.27%).
The length from tracheal bifurcation to the hilus of the lungs was also measured as length of right bronchus (LR) and left bronchus (LB) (Table 1).
Laryngeal fibreoscopy revealed stenosis below the vocal cords; computed tomography confirmed considerable stenosis (about 8 cm in total) extending from 2 cm below the vocal cords to the fourth tracheal cartilage and down the right bronchus to 1 cm below the bifurcation.