Primary Tracheal Lymphoma as a Rare Cause of Focal Tracheal Stenosis in an HIV-negative Patient

Joseph C. Keenan, Ethan E. Dincer, Roy J. Cho

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Abstract

A human immunodeficiency virus negative, 71-year-old man who presented with a stridorous cough was found to have a focal tracheal stenosis associated with regional lymphadenopathy on chest computed tomography. On direct inspection, tracheal lesions were noted and biopsied with a 2.4 mm cryoprobe, establishing the diagnosis of primary tracheal lymphoma. The patient subsequently received chemotherapy, with clinical and imaging improvement of the tracheal stenosis. This case highlights a very rare cause for tracheal lesions and the use of cryoprobe over forceps biopsy as a tool to facilitate optimal tissue acquisition and diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-31
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Pulmonary Medicine
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • cryoprobe biopsy
  • tracheal lymphoma
  • tracheal stenosis

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