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Chirurgia 2020 August;33(4):220-2

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.19.05014-9

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A case of retrotracheal granular cell tumor

Georgi S. YANKOV 1, Nikolay A. YANEV 2 , Dinko G. VALEV 2, Yordanka T. YAMAKOVA 3, Natalia N. GABROVSKA 4, Dimitar T. KOSTADINOV 2

1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, St. Sofia University Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; 2 Department of Bronchological, St. Sofia University Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; 3 Department of Intensive and Critical Care, St. Sofia University Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria; 4 Pediatric Clinic, St. Sofia University Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria



A 59-year-old women presented to the clinic with swelling in the neck, right submandibular pain with irritation to the ear and weight reduction. CT scan shows retrotracheal, preoesophageal oval-shaped soft tissue formation. Bronchoscopy and gastroscopy with linear endosonography were performed but no histology specimen was obtained. Cervicotomy was performed with definitive wide excision of the formation. The pathologic findings showed a benign granular cell tumor.


KEY WORDS: Granular cell tumor; Trachea; Surgery

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