Large airway diseases

Eun Young Kang

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Various neoplasms and nonneoplastic diseases affect the tracheobronchial tree and cause focal or diffuse airway luminal narrowing or dilatation. For the identification and characterization of various large airway diseases, imaging, particularly computed tomography, plays a key role. Advances in computed tomography technology and postprocessing techniques enable the rapid, noninvasive, comprehensive, and accurate evaluation of the tracheobronchial tree. This article provides a radiologic review of various large airway diseases, including congenital tracheobronchial abnormalities such as infection, inflammation, and infiltrative diseases causing large airway narrowing with wall thickening; tracheal stricture; tracheal neoplasm; bronchiectasis; broncholithiasis; and bronchial anthracofibrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-262
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov


  • bronchial anthracofibrosis
  • bronchiectasis
  • large airway disease
  • tracheal disease
  • tracheal neoplasm
  • tracheobronchial tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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