Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
FUENTES VALDES, Edelberto. A new case of inflammatory tracheal tumor. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2008, vol.47, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
The inflammatory tracheal pseudotumor is rare and it may mimic a tumor when it is located in the tracheal or bronchial light. The objective of this article was to present a new case and to review the specialized literature. The case of a 23-year-old patient with a picture of dyspnea of several years of evolution treated with diagnosis of bronchial asthma was reported. She underwent emergency surgery due the worsening of dypsnea and to the diagnosis of intratracheal tumor according to a bronchoscopic study. The resection of 5 tracheal rings was performed with termino-terminal anastomosis. The postoperative evolution was satisfactory and the patient has been free of relapse five years after the operation.
Keywords : Inflammatory pseudotumor; inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; plasmatic cell granuloma; tracheal histiocytoma.