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Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Nov;82(5):1900-1.

Tuberculosis of the trachea.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Abderrahmen Mami Hospital, Ariana, Tunisia. belhassen_smati@yahoo.fr

Abstract

Tracheal tuberculosis is an uncommon localized form of tuberculosis with fewer than 150 reported cases in the literature. We report a case of tracheal stenosis caused by tuberculosis in which the diagnosis was suggested by the patient's past medical history. This patient was successfully treated with tracheal resection, adjuvant steroids and anti-tuberculous therapy. This report will review the various types of tuberculosis of the trachea and their clinical features in addition to discussing the different available treatment modalities.

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