Hodgkin Disease of the Trachea
Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology, 07/10/2012
Boujaoude Z et al. – The authors report the case of a women who presented with life–threatening airway obstruction. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin disease (HD) 4 years earlier and was in remission after treatment with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. Bronchoscopy showed a polypoid mass obstructing the tracheal lumen almost completely. The mass was resected using an electrocautery snare loop, providing immediate relief of symptoms. Pathology and staging investigations revealed HD isolated to the trachea.