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Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
On-line version ISSN 1809-4546
TORRES, Orlando Jorge Martins; MARTINS, Nelson Lúcio Parada and CUBA, Ricardo Maurício Batista Feitosa. Surgical treatment of tracheal schwannoma. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.6, pp. 364-366. ISSN 1809-4546. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912002000600011.
Schwannoma is a rare benign tumor of the proximal tracheobronchial tree. The aim of the present study is to report a case of tracheal schwannoma causing airway obstruction. A 16-year-old woman complained of cough, wheezing and dyspneia. Bronchoscopy and computerized tomography showed a polypoide intratracheal mass obstructing approximately 80% of the lumen. The treatment consisted of tracheal resection and primary anastomosis. Histological analysis revealed a tracheal schwannoma. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient remains well twelve months after surgery.
Keywords : Tracheal neoplasm; Schwannoma; Tracheal surgery.