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A hamartoma located in the trachea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21881384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hamartoma is rarely found to be localized in the trachea. In the literature, only about ten cases have been reported. A 52-year-old male who was being treated for asthma for 15 years applied to our hospital with a progressive dyspnea complaint. During his physical examination, stridor was heard, after which a computed tomography of his chest revealed a tracheal mass. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed a mass which obstructed 80% of the tracheal lumen attached to the posterior tracheal wall with a broad base. The mass was removed surgically with segmentary resection of the trachea. histopathological examination of the lesion indicated that it was a hamartoma. Hamartomas can localize in the trachea very rarely, causing serious obstruction.
Erdogan Cetinkaya; Gulsah Gunluoglu; Sule Eyhan; Mehmet Zeki Gunluoglu; Seyyit Ibrahim Dincer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-26     Completed Date:  2012-02-17     Revised Date:  2012-06-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  504-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chest Diseases, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / etiology
Dyspnea / etiology
Fiber Optic Technology
Hamartoma* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Middle Aged
Thoracic Surgical Procedures
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tracheal Neoplasms* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Treatment Outcome

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