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Lung diseases

Paratracheal Mass

02/17/2011

Question:

What is a paratrachial mass which has been located in the right lung?

Answer:

Thank you for your question. A paratracheal mass is an abnormality located next to the trachea or "windpipe." The cause cannot be determined without a biopsy. 

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Response by:

Patrick  Nana-Sinkam, MD Patrick Nana-Sinkam, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University