Author(s): Chen YB, Jiang JH, Guo LC, Huang JA
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Tracheal papilloma presenting as asthma is a rare occurrence. CASE STUDY: We report a case of a 32-year-old male patient who presented with features of asthma. Flexible bronchoscopy demonstrated a large growth arising from the lower end of the trachea. Successful treatment using snare loop and argon plasma coagulation (APC) of the polyploidal growth was performed via flexible bronchoscope. RESULTS: The patient had immediate relief of airway obstruction and histopathological examination of the neoplasm demonstrated features of papilloma. CONCLUSION: Primary tracheal papilloma is mimicker of asthma, CT scan should be considered in patients with persistent chronic cough, or stridor. Endoscopic papillectomy is a safe and effective treatment and should be considered as first-line therapy for tracheal papilloma.
This article was published in J Asthma
and referenced in Translational Medicine