tracheobronchomegaly

tra·che·o·bron·cho·meg·a·ly

(trā'kē-ō-brong'kō-meg'ă-lē), [MIM*275300]
Gross widening of the trachea and main bronchi, usually congenital.
[tracheo- + bronchus + G. megas, large]

tracheobronchomegaly

[-brong′kōmeg′əlē]
an abnormally large upper airway, in which the trachea may be as wide as the spinal column.

tracheobronchomegaly

(trā″kē-ō-brŏng″kō-mĕg′ă-lē)
Congenitally enlarged size of the trachea and bronchi.

Mounier-Kuhn,

P., 20th century French physician.
Mounier-Kuhn syndrome - congenital widening of the trachea and bronchi. Synonym(s): tracheobronchomegaly
References in periodicals archive ?
Griscom, "Neonatal tracheobronchomegaly," American Journal of Perinatology, vol.
Spencer, "Congenital abnormalities of the lung: congenital tracheobronchomegaly," in Pathology of the Lung, H.
Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (MKS) also known as tracheobronchomegaly is an uncommon condition characterized by dilatation of the trachea and major bronchi.
Bronchial and tracheal diverticula can also accompany tracheobronchomegaly.
Iqbal, "Mounier-Kuhn syndrome: report of 8 cases of tracheobronchomegaly with associated complications," Southern Medical Journal, vol.
Tracheobronchomegaly (Mounier-Kuhn syndrome) is characterized by diffuse airway dilatation, which makes it unique from the other morphologic abnormalities of the central airways.
The clinical differential diagnosis includes tracheobronchomegaly and tracheomalacia, both of which manifest as a softening, flexibility, or dilation of the trachea, as opposed to the rigidity of tracheopathia osteoplastica.