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Bifurcation angle

German: Bifurkationswinkel

Definition

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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