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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2007 April;20(2):89-91
Tracheal lipoma: an extremely rare airway obstruction in adults
Han S., Han U., Ozlugedik S., Sakinci U., Tezer M.
1 Kirikkale University Faculty of Medicine Department of Thoracic Surgery
2 Department of Pathology, Ankara Training Hospital, Turkey
3 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Turkey
4 Department of ENT Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Turkey
Tracheal lipoma is an extremely rare benign tracheal neoplasm. This report has presented a case with a diagnosis of asthma due to progressive dyspne of 2 years who presented with tracheal lipoma with 90% obstruction of the lumen. Despite being a rare entity, tracheal lipoma should be considered particularly for the differential diagnosis of obstructive bronchopulmonary diseases which do not respond to bronchodilatory therapy.