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Evaluation of the trachea and bronchi for infiltration and ruptures of a neoplastic process originating from the thyroid gland

Mitko Mitev


Background: evaluation of the trachea and bronchi for infiltration and ruptures of a neoplastic process originating from the thyroid gland.
Methods: virtual bronchoscopy with multidetector computed tomography;
standard criteria.
Results: The present is a case of changes in the shape of the trachea from external compression, stenosis and dislocation, diagnosed with virtual bronchoscopy in a woman of 57 years, as a result of a tumour formation, originating from the thyroid gland (struma nodosa). The described morphological characteristics of the findings from the axial and multiplanar reconstructions of the native and intravenous postcontrast computed tomography point to the benign characteristics of the formation
Conclusions: with virtual bronchoscopy, the degree of stenosis and its length can be established, a lack of infiltration of the wall by the formation can be proved, as well as the absence of enlarged lymph nodes. Virtual bronchoscopy allows making evaluation of the carina. VB of the CT examination did not detect infiltrations and abnormalities of the wall as fistulous passages, and no evidence of tracheal and bronchial ruptures from the described neoplastic process.


Virtual bronchoscopy, Thyroid carcinoma, Tracheal rupture

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