Ectopic bronchus: An insufficiently recognized malformation causing respiratory morbidity in VATER association

Citation
H. Hattori et al., Ectopic bronchus: An insufficiently recognized malformation causing respiratory morbidity in VATER association, AM J MED G, 82(2), 1999, pp. 140-142
Citations number
14
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS
ISSN journal
0148-7299 → ACNP
Volume
82
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
140 - 142
Database
ISI
SICI code
0148-7299(19990115)82:2<140:EBAIRM>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
An 11-month-old boy presented with recurrent wheezing and atelectasis in th e right upper lobe of the lung. Bronchoscopy and bronchography confirmed an ectopic bronchus arising from the right main bronchus. The diagnosis of VA TER association was made on the basis of multiple vertebral and rib anomali es, imperforate anus with a perineal fistula, unilateral hydronephrosis, at rial septal defect, and a preauricular tag, he did not have tracheo-esophag eal fistula. We emphasize the importance of recognizing tracheobronchial an omalies in VATER association. (C) 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.