Journal article

Is there a correlation between right bronchus length and diameter with age?

Jose Pinhata Otoch, Helio Minamoto, Marcos Perini, Fred Olavo Carneiro, Everson Luiz de Almeida Artifon

JOURNAL OF THORACIC DISEASE | PIONEER BIOSCIENCE PUBL CO | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Right main bronchial anatomy knowledge is essential to guide endoscopic stent placement in modern era. The aim is to describe right bronchial anatomy, cross-area and its relation with the right pulmonary artery and patient's age. METHODS: One hundred thirty four cadaveric specimens were studied after approval by the Research and Ethics Committee at the University of São Paulo Medical School and Medical Forensic Institute of São Paulo. All necropsies were performed in natura after 24 hours of death and patients with previous pulmonary disease were excluded. Landmarks to start measurement were the first tracheal ring, vertex of carina, first right bronchial ring, and right pulmonary..

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