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Bifurcation angle

German: Bifurkationswinkel


The bifurcation angle describes the angle between the right and left main bronchi according to the division of the trachea (Bifurcatio tracheae). In an adult it is approximately 55-65° and 70-75° in children. In pathological processes such as lymph node enlargement or tumor growth, it widens.

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