Recurrent bronchiectasis in adults due to an abnormal bronchusAuthor(s): Asma Jamil, Rajesh Gulati and Ayesha Jamil
The tracheal bronchus is a rare tracheobronchial anomaly, the average incidence of 0.1%-2%, most commonly discovered in childhood due to its association with congenital syndromes. Occasionally during late adulthood, it manifests in the form of chronic recurrent infections. We are describing a case of atypical manifestation of tracheal bronchus. The patient presented late during her life with symptoms of recurrent respiratory symptoms. Her condition was missed on radiological imaging and was identified on bronchoscopy. After the root cause was evaluated, she was referred for lobectomy/ segmentectomy for definitive treatment.