Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL)

Case Study Volume 2 Issue 3

A Case Study of Tracheal Diverticulum with Persistent Dysphagia and Hoarseness

Diaa Eldin Salah Mahmoud*

Fellowship of European Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Member of Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburgh, Scotland

*Corresponding Author: Diaa Eldin Salah Mahmoud, Fellowship of European Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Member of Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Received: February 05, 2020; Published: February 18, 2020

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Abstract

Tracheal diverticulum (DV)

  is a type of paratracheal air cyst (PTAC) that is often asymptomatic and usually detected incidentally by imaging methods. Tracheal DV are divided into two subgroups: congenital and acquired. Dysphagia, odynophagia, neck pain, hoarseness, hemoptysis, choking, and recurrent episodes of hiccups and burping can also be seen in symptomatic patients. Thin-section multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is useful for diagnosis of tracheal diverticulum. The relationship between DV and tracheal lumen can be demonstrated by axial, coronal, and sagittal reformat multiplanar images. Bronchoscopy can also be used in diagnosis for tracheal DV. However, the connection between DV and tracheal lumen cannot be shown easily with bronchoscopy. Conservative treatment is the preferred treatment in asymptomatic patients. Surgical or conservative treatment can be performed for symptomatic patients, depending on patient age and physical condition.

Keywords: Tracheal Diverticulum; Dysphagia; Odynophagia; PTAC

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Citation

Citation: Diaa Eldin Salah Mahmoud. “A Case Study of Tracheal Diverticulum with Persistent Dysphagia and Hoarseness". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.3 (2020): 31-33.




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