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Medical Term:

saber-sheath trachea

 

Definition: a type of tracheal collapse seen in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which an increase if found in the outer posterior tracheal dimension with side-to-side narrowing involving the lower two thirds of the trachea.

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