Tracheal Leiomyoma: A Rare Entity & Role of Diode Laser in Its Management


Primary leiomyoma of the trachea is a rare disease which is of smooth muscle in origin. Presenting symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. Here we are presenting a 45-year-old female, who was misdiagnosed and being treated for bronchial asthma presented to our institution with stridor. Her x-ray and Computed Tomography of neck showed tracheal mass & biopsy reported leiomyoma. Objective of this presentation is to report tracheal leiomyoma which is a rare clinical entity and how endoscopic resection of the tumor with diode laser helped us in attaining complete resection of tumor with minimal intra-operative and post-operative complications.

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Attakkil, A. , Thorawade, V. , Jagade, M. , Kar, R. , Parelkar, K. , Rohe, D. , Kashide, R. and Khairnar, P. (2014) Tracheal Leiomyoma: A Rare Entity & Role of Diode Laser in Its Management. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3, 143-148. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.34027.

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