Successful surgical resection of leiomyoma obstructing the trachea

Kaoru Kaseda, Masaki Anraku, Taichiro Goto, Takashi Ohtsuka, Mitsutomo Kono, Yotaro Izumi, Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiroaki Nomori

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We report a case of 51-year-old woman with a severely airway-obstructing leiomyoma who underwent successful tracheal resection. A preoperative tumor biopsy was avoided not to cause any risk of suffocation. At surgery, an endotracheal intubation distal to the tumor was achieved with a bronchoscopic guidance. A segmental resection of the trachea with a primary end-to-end anastomosis was performed via a half-splitting median sternotomy. Negative surgical margins for tumor were confirmed intraoperatively. Final pathological diagnosis was a primary tracheal leiomyoma. Definitive surgical resection is a treatment of choice for such airway-obstructing, wide-based leiomyoma. Although a bronchoscopic removal of the tumor is an alternative choice, the risks of suffocation, positive surgical margins, and perforation of the trachea need to be carefully discussed if it is considered.

ジャーナルGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 8月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 外科
  • 呼吸器内科
  • 循環器および心血管医学


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