ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Endobronchial treatment of tracheal granulation tissue resembling a tumor
Aydan Mertoğlu, Kenan Can Ceylan, Deniz Akpınar, Nur Yücel, Oktay Başok
1Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
2Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
3Dr. Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4657
A 75-year-old male patient was admitted with the complaint of dyspnea. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) revealed a narrowing lesion with a size of 10 cm. Bronchoscopy showed a lesion which constricted the lumen almost 50% in the right anterolateral wall following tracheostomy. The result of pathological examination was reported as a granulation tissue. Surgical therapy was not scheduled. Endobronchial argon plasma coagulation was carried out through fiberoptic bronchoscopy. A significant symptomatic relief with improved blood gases was observed. No recurrence was experienced for the patient who has been followed for 30 months.
Keywords : Argon plasma coagulation; tracheal granulation tissue; tumor
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