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Mounier-Kuhn syndrome

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome Causes

Although theories state that Mounier-Kuhn may be congenital, the cause is yet to be determined.

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome Definition

Mounier-Kuhn's syndrome, also called tracheobronchomegaly is a rare lung disorder characterized by marked widening or dilation of the trachea and sometimes the larger bronchial tubes. When this happens the ability to clear mucus from the lungs is impaired.

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome Diagnosis

Appropriate clinical settings show that Mounier-Kuhn is diagnosed in women though chest radiographs. A computed tomography can easily confirm the diagnosis of the disorder.

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of the syndrome include recurrent lung infections, raspy breathing, shortnes of breath, and productive cough.

Mounier-Kuhn syndrome Treatment

Just like any other rare disease, treatment for Mounier-Kuhn is aimed at managing the signs and symptoms. Doctors generally recommend quitting smoking, taking antibiotics, postural drainage to clear mucus from the lungs, and lung transplant.

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