An Isolated Tracheal Papilloma: A Case Report

Ceyda Anar, Onur Fevzi Erer, Melike Yüksel Yavuz, Nur Yücel
2017 Respiratory Case Reports  
A 32-year-old male patient with a history of 10-packyear smoking and prolonged intubation due to childhood meningitis was admitted with hemoptysis and dyspnea. Thoracic computed tomography showed that a 6x9-mm soft tissue lesion, extending from the tracheal wall of the right tracheal lumen. The rigid bronchoscopy revealed two separate lesions: the first one was a 1-cm granulation tissue located at the anterior tracheal wall at the level of second tracheal ring, and there appeared a 2 to 3-cm
more » ... pe-like fragile lesion 3-cm below the first lesion. The lesions were resected with electrocautery and Argon plasma coagulation, and treated with balloon dilatation. The histopathological diagnosis was reported as a tracheal papilloma. Clinicians must have a high index of suspicion for tracheal papillomatosis in patients with hemoptysis and obstructive symptoms along with a tracheotomy history.
doi:10.5505/respircase.2017.55376 fatcat:6nwbppezyber7blwpdzdv6zhre