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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08% of the population and is defined as a supernumerary bronchus arising from the inner wall of the right main bronchus or bronchus intermedius opposite to the origin of the right upper lobe bronchus.
The first patient presented with a retained pin in the right main bronchus.
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The maximum stenosis in the trachea, right main bronchus, bronchus intermedius and left main bronchus was measured, if present.
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Bronchoscopy disclosed an elevated lesion over the proximal portion of the right main bronchus and biopsy specimens showed chronic inflammation.
Amelia Drake performed a bronchoscopy and retrieved the Lego, which had lodged in the right main bronchus leading into Lee's lung.
An otolaryngologist examined his airway with a flexible fibreoptic nasoendoscope and saw the valve in the distal right main bronchus (RMB).
The Statscan afforded better visualisation of the right main bronchus (RMB) by an average of 1.
Chest radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scans showed expansile pneumonia on the left, total occlusion of the left main bronchus by a left hilar mass, partially occluded right main bronchus (Fig.

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