Congenital tracheobronchial stenosis in monozygotic twins

K. S. Wong, R. Lien, T. Y. Lin

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Abstract

A pair of monozygotic twins suffering from noisy respirations and recurrent wheezes since early infancy were referred for evaluation. Using direct coronal CT and 3-dimensional reconstruction of the airway, congenital tracheobronchial stenosis was found in both twin babies, later confirmed by fibre optic bronchoscopy. The cause of congenital tracheobronchial stenosis remains obscure, but even in monozygotic twins an unidentified environmental factor cannot be excluded and may be responsible for discordant bronchopulmonary abnormalities. Conclusion: This case report shows that tracheobronchial stenosis may present in monozygotic twins. The pattern of malformation in twins differs from cases described previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023-1025
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volume157
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Congenital tracheobronchial stenosis
  • Monozygotic twins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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