A CASE OF INTRATRACHEAL SCHWANNOMA PRESENTING AT THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF ASTHMATIC ATTACK


EROL M. M. , UZUN H., TEKİNBAŞ C. , GÜNDÜZ A. , TÜREDİ S. , KOŞUCU P.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.39, ss.589-591, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.10.064
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.589-591

Özet

Primary tumors of the tracheobronchial tree are rare, and benign tumors are even rarer. Patients with tracheobronchial tumors are at times wrongly diagnosed with asthma. A 77-year-old woman presented to our Emergency Department with increasing dyspnea and stridor. She had been treated for bronchial asthma for the last 7 years. Due to the presence of the stridor, a cervical soft tissue computed tomography scan was performed. It revealed a tracheal polyp at the level of the thyroidal isthmus. Polyp excision with rigid bronchoscopy was performed by a thoracic surgeon. This case demonstrates that intratracheal masses should be considered in patients with dyspnea and stridor or in patients with asthma refractory to usual treatment. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc.