Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
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SESSION TITLE: Obstructive Lung Disease
SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal neurilemmomas are rare among primary benign tracheal tumors and their diagnosis is always delayed due to insidious and non-specific clinical presentation.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of primary tracheal neurilemmoma in a 52-year-old male without any complaints. A nodule in the upper trachea was revealed by chest computed tomography (CT) during routine physical examination before admission. The mass was resected using bronchoscopic snare and confirmed as tracheal neurilemmoma histologically.
DISCUSSION: In reviewing the literature, we summarize the clinical presentation, diagnositic methods and management of this rare entity.
CONCLUSIONS: Primary tracheal neurilemmomas are extremely rare among primary tracheal tumors and clinicians should get to konw the existence of such tumors.
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DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Yun Li, Yi-zhang Wu, Yu-wen Luo, Yu-xia Huang, Xin Chen
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