Paratracheal air cysts: prevalence and relevance to pulmonary emphysema and bronchiectasis using thoracic multidetector CT.

@article{Boyaci2015ParatrachealAC,
  title={Paratracheal air cysts: prevalence and relevance to pulmonary emphysema and bronchiectasis using thoracic multidetector CT.},
  author={Nurefsan Boyaci and Dilek Sen Dokumaci and Ekrem Karakaş and Funda Yalçin and Ayse Gul Oney Kurnaz},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          42-6
        }
}
PURPOSE We aimed to determine the prevalence of paratracheal air cysts (PTACs) and the relationship of PTACs with emphysema and bronchiectasis through retrospective analysis of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) findings. METHODS MDCT findings of 1027 consecutive patients who underwent routine thorax examination between January 2012 and January 2013 were evaluated retrospectively for the presence of PTACs. Localization of the PTACs, as well as their size, shape, and relationship with… CONTINUE READING

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