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Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, a case report

Ricardo Beneti, Mauricio Fregonesi Barbosa, Marcelo Domingues Mansano, Vanessa Carolina de Barros Silva, Giácomo Amaral Zambon

Am J Case Rep 2009; 10:69-71

ID: 869655

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Published: 2009-05-22


Background: The Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome is a congenital disease characterized by abnormal dilation of the trachea and main bronchi. The symptoms are non-specific; some patients present recurrent respiratory infections and bronchiectasis.
Case Report: We describe a black woman with clinical and radiology diagnosis of this Syndrome, and offer a review of its radiology finding.
Conclusions: The Mounier-Kuhn Syndrome, despite its rarity, is probably unwell diagnosticated, and may always be considered as an important differential diagnosis of chronic and recurrent pulmonary infections.

Keywords: Tracheobronchomegaly, Bronchiectasis, respiratory anomaly