Tracheal myxoma: A rare benign tracheal tumor

Hassan F. Nadrous, Michael J. Krowka, Jeffrey L. Myers, Mark S. Allen, Alain N. Sabri

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Benign tracheal tumors are rare. We describe a 39-year-old man who underwent resection of a tracheal myxoma, a previously unrecognized benign tracheal neoplasm. He presented with a 9-month history of wheezing, cough, and dyspnea on exertion. Treatment with bronchodilators and corticosteroids administered by inhalation and systemically did not diminish his symptoms. Pulmonary function tests showed a pattern of airflow limitation consistent with variable extrathoracic obstruction. Chest radiography and computed tomography revealed a tracheal mass. Tracheal resection of the tumor with reconstruction was curative. The patient Is free of disease 7 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-933
Number of pages3
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004

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    Nadrous, H. F., Krowka, M. J., Myers, J. L., Allen, M. S., & Sabri, A. N. (2004). Tracheal myxoma: A rare benign tracheal tumor. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 79(7), 931-933.