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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001 Jan;176(1):205-10.

Tracheobronchomalacia: dynamic airway evaluation with multidetector CT.

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Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of our study was to evaluate the role of dynamic inspiratory-expiratory imaging with multidetector CT in patients with suspected tracheobronchomalacia.

CONCLUSION:

Multidetector CT with inspiratory-expiratory imaging is a promising method in the evaluation of patients with dynamic airway collapse. In our study, the degree of dynamic collapse correlated well with bronchoscopic results. Dynamic expiratory multidetector CT may offer a feasible alternative to bronchoscopy in patients with suspected tracheobronchomalacia.

PMID:
11133567
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.176.1.1760205
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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