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Solution to Unknown Case #38 – Esophageal Bronchus

History: Adult male with chest pain.  This is a case of an esophageal bronchus, which is a congenital foregut abnormality sometimes also referred to as communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation. An esophageal bronchus typically feeds the medial basal segment of the right lower lobe and puts the patient at risk for recurrent pneumonia in that segment. … Continue reading

Bronchopleural Fistula – CT

History: 65 year old male with a chronic right sided hydropneumothorax for 3 years after spontaneous pneumothorax.    This patient had a chronic, non-remitting hydropneumothorax, which did not resolve even after the placement of the bronchial valve. This is concerning for a bronchopleural fistula. A bronchopleural fistula is simply defined as an abnormal connection between … Continue reading