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Atul C. Mehta, MD, FCCP; Danai Khemasuwan, MD, MBA
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From the Department of Pulmonary Medicine (Dr Mehta), Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic; and the Respiratory Division (Dr Khemasuwan), Intermountain Healthcare.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Atul C. Mehta, MD, FCCP, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: mehtaa1@ccf.org


CONFLICT OF INTEREST: None declared.

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Chest. 2015;148(5):e165. doi:10.1378/chest.15-2047
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To the Editor:

The letter from Dr Keng demonstrates a great interest in nomenclature of airway anatomy based on our recent article in CHEST.1 In Figure 5B of our article, the corresponding chest CT scan showed no visible anatomic variation in both airways and lung parenchyma. A separate fissure in the left upper lobe lung parenchyma was absent. Therefore, the upper division left upper lobe bronchus is a sublobar bronchus along with left upper lobe-lingula bronchi.

Our article focused on anomalies of the airway. The knowledge of airway anatomy and its variations are crucial for bronchoscopists and thoracic surgeons for proper management of central airway diseases with stent placement or surgical resection.

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Mehta AC, Thaniyavarn T, Ghobrial M, Khemasuwan D. Common congenital anomalies of the central airways in adults. Chest. 2015;148(1):274-287. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 

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Mehta AC, Thaniyavarn T, Ghobrial M, Khemasuwan D. Common congenital anomalies of the central airways in adults. Chest. 2015;148(1):274-287. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
 
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