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Girish Sindhwani, Rakhee Sodhi, Manju Saini, Varuna Jethani, Sushant Khanduri, Baltej Singh
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) refers to a condition in which structural integrity of cartilaginous wall of trachea is lost. Excessive dynamic airway collapse (EDAC) is characterized by excessive invagination of posterior wall of trachea. In both these conditions, airway lumen gets compromised, especially during expiration, which can lead to symptoms such as breathlessness, cough, and wheezing. Both these conditions can be present in obstructive lung diseases; TBM due to chronic airway inflammation and EDAC due to dynamic compressive forces during expiration...
July 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
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