Tracheal Myxoma: A Rare Benign Tracheal Tumor

Nadrous, Hassan F.; Krowka, Michael J.; Myers, Jeffrey L.; Allen, Mark S.; Sabri, Alain N.
July 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jul2004, Vol. 79 Issue 7, p931
Academic Journal
Benign tracheal tumors are rare. We describe a 39-year-old man who underwent resection of a tracheal myxoma, a previously unrecognized benign tracheal neoplasm. He presented with a 9-month history of wheezing, cough, and dyspnea on exertion. Treatment with brochodilators and corticosteroids administered by inhalation and systematically did not diminish his symptoms. Pulmonary function tests showed a pattern of airflow limiation consistent with variable extrathoracic obstruction. Chest radiography and computed tomography revealed a tracheal mass. Tracheal resection of the tumor with reconstruction was curative. The patient is free of disease 7 years after surgery.


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