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Computed tomography of the trachea: A review

  • Richard D. Kittredge
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    Address all correspondence to Richard D. Kittredge, M.D., Department of Radiology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Amsterdam Avenue at 114th Street, New York, N.Y. 10025.
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    Department of Radiology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
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      Abstract

      An awareness of the trachea's normal shape, position, and relationship to other structures is necessary, and the clinician should beware of marked variations that are still normal. Normal variation may effectively mimic pathology. The effect of pathology on the trachea varies depending on the extent of the pathology.
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