JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/52791
FullText URL 68_4_249.pdf
Author Ogawara, Yuya| Tachibana, Tomoyasu| Orita, Yorihisa| Uchino, Kaori| Wani, Yoji| Nagahiro, Itaru| Matsuyama, Yuko| Abe, Iku| Fujisawa, Masayoshi| Nishizaki, Kazunori|
Abstract We describe an extremely rare case of tracheal stenosis caused by unnoticed microscopic fiber-like foreign bodies. A 66-year-old woman complained of dyspnea with inspiratory stridor. Magnifying electroendoscopy and computed tomography revealed stenosis involving the entire circumference of the tracheal lumen. Tracheotomy and biopsy were performed. Histologically, the lesion showed chronic inflammation with a deposition of fiber-like foreign bodies. The patient had no history of trauma or inhalation injury, but had undergone intratracheal intubation on 4 occasions. The lesion was incised using semiconductor laser photoresection, and the postoperative course was good. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first report in the English literature of tracheal stenosis caused by unnoticed foreign bodies. The origin of these fiber-like foreign bodies remains unclear but might be related to chronic inflammation resulting from intratracheal intubations.
Keywords tracheal stenosis fibrous foreign body intubation tracheotomy laser
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2014-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume68
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 249
End Page 252
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2014 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 25145411
Web of Sience KeyUT 000340687500007