thoracic part of trachea

thoracic part of trachea

[TA]
portion of trachea that lies within the thorax, that is, the portion between the plane of the superior thoracic aperture above and the bifurcation of the trachea at the level of the sternal angle below.
Synonym(s): pars thoracica tracheae [TA]
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Multiple sacculations were noted in the proximal part of thoracic part of trachea involving posterolateral walls (Figure 2& 3).
On further evaluation computed tomography scan of the chest (plain) revealed dilated trachea and mainstem bronchi with multiple sacculations in the proximal part of thoracic part of trachea involving posterolateral walls with tractional and tubular bronchiectasis in bilateral lung fields which confirms it as a case of Mounier-Kuhn syndrome which is a rare cause of bronchiectasis and should be considered in differentials of lower respiratory tract infections.
The CT scan report mentioned, "The patient is having tracheal stenosis of 12mm, which is extending in thoracic part of trachea.
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