Inflammatory Tracheobronchitis Related to Ulcerative Colitis
Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
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The field of bronchology has seen remarkable progresses in the last decade with development of new technologies, an increase in volume of bronchoscopic procedures, and development of formal interventional pulmonary training programs. Although expertise in advanced bronchoscopic skills and technology is important, it is also equally important to recognize the common and uncommon endobronchial manifestations of various systemic diseases. The term “noninterventional pulmonologist” has recently been used to lay emphasis on such cognitive bronchoscopic skills including recognition and diagnosis of endobronchial findings related to systemic diseases.1 Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is one good example as it can have extraintestinal manifestations and can involve the lung with bronchiectasis being the most common finding.2,3 Endobronchial involvement has been rarely reported but is probably missed frequently as the initial clinical findings may be subtle and routine imaging may not be helpful. We describe a case of inflammatory tracheobronchial involvement due to ulcerative colitis, which presented several years after colectomy and remained unrecognized until a bronchoscopic evaluation was performed.
Tracheobronchitis; Ulcerative colitis; Inflammatory bowel disease; Extraintestinal manifestation
Dhillon, S. S.
Inflammatory Tracheobronchitis Related to Ulcerative Colitis.
Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, 25(2),