Tracheal Glomus Tumor: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Management

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A 66-year-old man presented with acute respiratory distress due to a tracheal tumor involving the posterior wall of the upper trachea, with nearly complete airway obstruction. Partial debulking of the tumor's endoluminal component, via rigid bronchoscopy and yttrium-aluminum-perovskite laser, allowed timely and effective airway restoration. The diagnosis was benign tracheal glomus tumor. Two weeks later, elective tracheal sleeve resection with end-to-end anastomosis allowed complete resection of the lesion. No tumor recurrence was found at 21-month follow-up. We describe the multidisciplinary management of this extremely rare tracheal tumor, and review its features.

Keywords: glomus tumor; rigid bronchoscopy; sleeve resection; trachea; yttrium-aluminum-perovskite laser

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Thoracic Endoscopy Unit; Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille, Université de la Méditerrannée, Marseille, France.

Publication date: March 1, 2011

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