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Indian Pediatr. 2018 Oct 15;55(10):907-908.

Laser Treatment of a Tracheal Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor.

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1
Department of Pulmonology, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India. Correspondence to: Dr D Vijayasekaran, No. 4, Third Street, Dr Subbarayan Nagar, Kodambakkam, Chennai 600 024. vijsekar@hotmail.com.
2
Department of ENT and Airway Surgery, Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India.
3
Department of Anesthesiology; Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors of the trachea are rare childhood quasi-neoplastic lesions.

Case characteristics:

7-year-old boy with recurrent episodes of cough, breathing difficulty and wheeze, initially treated as asthma.

INTERVENTION:

CT chest and flexible bronchoscopy revealed a mass lesion of the trachea, which was excised by diode laser through the ventilating bronchoscope. Histopathology confirmed it as the inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor.

Message:

Use of laser ensured complete endotracheal excision of the tumor.

PMID:
30426959

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