Tracheal hamartoma detected by abnormal breath sounds

Akira Kunisawa, Yuichi Ichinose, Hiroshi Kiyokawa, Kinya Furukawa, Norihiko Kawate, Harubumi Kato

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Abstract

Primary tracheal hamartoma is a rare benign tumor, and only 11 cases have been reported including the present case. A 58-year-old Japanese woman who had been treated for bronchial asthma was admitted with a complaint of severe dyspnea. On admission, examination of the chest showed only inspiratory rhonchi without wheezing in her lung fields, a finding that was much more suggestive of central airway obstruction than asthma. Chest computed tomography scanning and bronchoscopy showed a tumor in the lower trachea. Because bronchoscopic examination precipitated more severe respiratory distress, the tumor was resected with an electrosurgical snare using a rigid bronchoscope. Histologic examination showed that the lesion was a tracheal hamartoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-163
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr
Externally publishedYes

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Hamartoma
Respiratory Sounds
Thorax
Asthma
Bronchoscopes
Neoplasms
Bronchoscopy
Airway Obstruction
Trachea
Dyspnea
Tomography
Lung

Keywords

  • Chest auscultation
  • Hamartoma
  • Tracheal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Kunisawa, A., Ichinose, Y., Kiyokawa, H., Furukawa, K., Kawate, N., & Kato, H. (2000). Tracheal hamartoma detected by abnormal breath sounds. Journal of Bronchology, 7(2), 160-163.

Tracheal hamartoma detected by abnormal breath sounds. / Kunisawa, Akira; Ichinose, Yuichi; Kiyokawa, Hiroshi; Furukawa, Kinya; Kawate, Norihiko; Kato, Harubumi.

In: Journal of Bronchology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 04.2000, p. 160-163.

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Kunisawa, A, Ichinose, Y, Kiyokawa, H, Furukawa, K, Kawate, N & Kato, H 2000, 'Tracheal hamartoma detected by abnormal breath sounds', Journal of Bronchology, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 160-163.
Kunisawa A, Ichinose Y, Kiyokawa H, Furukawa K, Kawate N, Kato H. Tracheal hamartoma detected by abnormal breath sounds. Journal of Bronchology. 2000 Apr;7(2):160-163.
Kunisawa, Akira ; Ichinose, Yuichi ; Kiyokawa, Hiroshi ; Furukawa, Kinya ; Kawate, Norihiko ; Kato, Harubumi. / Tracheal hamartoma detected by abnormal breath sounds. In: Journal of Bronchology. 2000 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 160-163.
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