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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

On-line version ISSN 1806-3756

Abstract

BALDI, Bruno Guedes; FERNANDES, Caio Júlio César dos Santos; SALGE, João Marcos  and  TAKAGAKI, Teresa Yae. Tracheal polyp. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2007, vol.33, n.5, pp.616-620. ISSN 1806-3756.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132007000500020.

Benign tracheal tumors are rare, recurrent papillomatosis being the most common. They often simulate obstructive pulmonary diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and patients with benign tracheal tumors often undergo long-term treatment for such diseases, without any improvement, Therefore, these tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis in patients presenting tracheobronchial tree obstruction. This report describes the case of a patient with a tracheal polyp. The patient presented symptoms for three years, and the spirometry findings suggested intrathoracic obstruction. The patient presented complete clinical and spirometric recovery after bronchoscopic resection of the tumor.

Keywords : Polyps; Airway obstruction; Spirometry; Bronchoscopy.

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