Case 37

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 66-year-old female with a background of ­hypertension, diabetes and a BMI of 48 presented with a persistent dry cough. She also complained of spasms of sudden severe cough triggered by laughter; she has also noticed dysphonia and increasing dyspnoea. Lung function tests were normal. An HRCT (Images 1a–c and 2a–c) was performed.


Main Bronchus Lung Function Test Bronchial Tree Tracheobronchial Tree Vascular Ring 
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Further Reading

  1. Carden KA et al (2005)Tracheomalacia and tracheobronchomalacia in children and adults: an in depth review, Chest 127(3) 984–1005PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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