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Chirurgia 2020 December;33(6):320-1

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-9508.19.04984-2

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Early stage of intraluminal tracheal chondrosarcoma

Umberto CARIBONI 1, Elena COSTANTINA 2, Marco ALLOISIO 1, 3, Emanuele VOULAZ 1, 3

1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy; 2 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy; 3 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Humanitas University, Milan, Italy



Chondrosarcoma is a rare neoplasm of the head and neck. It is a tumor that only in the 20% of cases occurs with only intraluminal extension. The most commonly reported symptom are dyspnea, nonproductive cough and wheeze. Computed tomography (CT) is the imaging method of choice for tracheal chondrosarcomas; bronchoscopy represents the gold standard for the diagnosis, as it allows the collection of pathology specimens. In our case the patient had a lesion of 20 mm that involved 2 rings of middle-third trachea. The outer surface of trachea was totally free from any neoplastic invasion. The use of intraoperative bronchoscopy was necessary and useful to provide a sure tracheal resection with free margins from tumor.


KEY WORDS: Chondrosarcoma; Neoplasms; Dyspnea

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