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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2016, Article ID 5049406, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5049406
Case Report

Tracheobronchomegaly as a Cause of Bronchiectasis in an Adult

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Dhanvantri Nagar, Puducherry 605006, India

Received 13 October 2015; Revised 19 January 2016; Accepted 26 January 2016

Academic Editor: Mark E. Wylam

Copyright © 2016 Vishnukanth Govindaraj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (MKS) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by dilated trachea and main bronchi due to atrophy of the elastic fibers and smooth muscle cells of the trachea and major airways. Patients of MKS can have varied presentation. The diagnosis is established radiologically and bronchoscopically. There is no specific treatment for MKS. We present an adult man with MKS who presented with recurrent respiratory tract infection. The diagnosis was confirmed by imaging study and fiberoptic bronchoscopy.