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Primary malignant melanoma of the trachea: Case report

July 1, 2010  |  Engin Çekin, MD, Hakan Cincik, MD, Ismail Yilmaz, MD, and Atila Gungor, MD

Abstract

A 22-year-old man was admitted with complaints of dyspnea and hoarseness. Laryngoscopy and computed tomography of the neck revealed a 1.5 x 2-cm solid mass obstructing the trachea. The black, pedunculated mass was completely removed through a tracheal incision, and a...

Acute tracheitis

July 1, 2010  |  James A. Heilman, BA, Swapna K. Chandran, MD, and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Pediatric tracheotomy in special populations: Comparison of operative times and survival

June 1, 2010  |  Catherine A. Craig, MD, Ashley Brooke Robey, MD, and Debora W. Goebel, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study to analyze various aspects of tracheotomy in children with abnormal laryngotracheal anatomy, a congenital cardiac anomaly, both, or neither. Our study population consisted of 53 children who had undergone tracheotomy performed by a single...

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the trachea metastatic to the nasal cavity: A case report

December 1, 2009  |  Azita S. Khorsandi, MD, James E. Silberzweig, MD, Bruce M. Wenig, MD, Mark L. Urken, MD, and Roy A. Holliday, MD

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Cases of carcinoma metastatic to the nasal cavity are rare. We report the case of a 63-year-old woman with a metastasis to the nasal cavity from a primary tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). The nasal tumor was treated with surgical resection. No evidence of any local...

Tracheal amyloidosis-an unusual cause of stridor

May 1, 2009  |  Emer E. Lang, FRCS(ORL), Eimear Phelan, AFRCSI, and Helena Rowley, FRCS(ORL)

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Amyloidosis confined to the trachea is an exceedingly rare entity. We describe the case of a 63-year-old man who presented with a history of dysphonia and stridor. Rigid bronchoscopy revealed a segment of abnormal tissue at the midtracheal level, resembling granulation tissue....

Idiopathic tracheal stenosis

April 1, 2009  |  Swapna K. Chandran, MD and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Tracheal diverticulum: A report of 4 cases

January 1, 2009  |  B.G. Sharma, MD

Abstract

Tracheal diverticulum is a rare entity. When it does occur, it is usually discovered incidentally in an asymptomatic patient as an outpouching from the tracheal wall, usually on the right side. It can be either congenital or acquired. A tracheal diverticulum may act as a...

Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue presenting with protracted airway obstruction: A case report

August 1, 2008  |  Mo Khan, MD, Peter G. Michaelson, MD, Major, USAF, MC, FS, and Michael L. Hinni, MD

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Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare finding, with few cases reported in the literature. Ectopic thyroid tissue results when the thyroid gland fails to descend to its final position during early development. These lesions present in various locations, and the...

Tracheal diverticulum: A rare finding in a patient with worsening chronic cough

August 1, 2008  |  Gregory P. Danielson, MD, Veronika Jedlovszky, MD, and Gary P. Landrigan, MD

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Acquired tracheal diverticulum is a rare clinical entity with only limited reports in the literature. We report a case of a tracheal diverticulum that was identified as part of a work-up for a worsening cough. In this case the diverticulum was observed 2 years after surgical...

Near-complete tracheal ring deformity: A case report

July 1, 2008  |  Melissa L. Somers, MD and Dana L. Suskind, MD

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Long-segment near-complete tracheal ring deformity is a rare condition with few documented cases. We present the case of a 7-week-old male with total anomalous pulmonary venous return and long-segment near-complete tracheal rings. We discuss the presentation, evaluation, and...

Adult-onset iatrogenic tracheomalacia

June 1, 2008  |  Christopher Y. Chang, MD and James P. Thomas, MD

Pleomorphic adenoma of the trachea

May 1, 2008  |  Michael J. Rodriguez, MD, Giovana R. Thomas, MD, and Uzma Farooq, MD

Abstract

Primary pleomorphic adenoma of the trachea is rare, as only 33 cases have been previously reported worldwide since 1922. We describe a new case of primary tracheal pleomorphic adenoma that was discovered incidentally in a 78-year-old man. The tumor was excised, and the patient...

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