Tracheal compression

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Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular Aberrant right subclavian artery, Aneurysm of the aorta, Anomalous brachiocephalic trunk, Anomalous left common carotid artery, Anomalous left pulmonary artery, Double aortic arch, Elongated aortic arch in congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries, Hairpin right aortic arch, Innominate artery , Innominate artery aneurysm, Intrathoracic aneurysm of the right subclavian artery, Kommerell diverticulum, Pulmonary sling, Right aortic arch with left ligamentum arteriosum, Vascular anomalies, Vascular rings
Chemical / poisoning No underlying causes
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect No underlying causes
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Benign thyroid disease, Goiter, Graves' disease, Thyroid adenoma, Thyroiditis
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Achalasia, Esophageal schwannoma, Upper pouch in esophageal atresia
Genetic No underlying causes
Hematologic Mediastinal lymphadenitis, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Non-hodgkin's lymphoma, Pseudolymphoma
Iatrogenic Blalock-Taussig shunt seroma, Extrapulmonary thoracoplasty, Gastric pull-up, Plombage, Repair of esophageal atresia, Repair of Tracheoesophageal fistula, Thyroidectomy, Transhiatal esophagectomy, Elongated aortic arch in congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries
Infectious Disease Candida fungoma in the superior mediastinum, Mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis
Musculoskeletal / Ortho Anterior spinal displacement, Chest wall deformity, Lordotic thoracic spine, Retrosternal dislocation of the right clavicle, Straight back syndrome
Neurologic Pseudomeningocele, Mediastinal neurofibroma, Mediastinal vagal neurilemmoma, Thoracic neuroblastoma
Nutritional / Metabolic No underlying causes
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic Hodgkin's lymphoma, Mediastinal neurofibroma, Mediastinal tumors, Mediastinal vagal neurilemmoma, Non-hodgkin's lymphoma, Pseudolymphoma, Right lung cancer, Thoracic neuroblastoma, Esophageal schwannoma
Opthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose / Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary Normal aorta associated with right lung agenesis, Tracheal cysts, Tracheal granuloma, Tracheal hemangioma, Tracheal masses, Tracheal ring, Tracheal stenosis, Tracheomalacia, Right lung cancer
Renal / Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheum / Immune / Allergy No underlying causes
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma Traumatic thoracic duct leak
Urologic No underlying causes
Dental No underlying causes
Miscellaneous Mediastinal masses, Mediastinal lymphadenitis

Causes in Alphabetical Order