Tracheal chondrosarcoma and surgical management
Paediatrics and Child Health
Chondrosarcoma is a cancer of cartilage cells, and despite being a common primary bone tumor, tracheal chondrosarcoma is rare with only 18 cases reported in the literature prior to mid-2016. A 60-year-old gentleman presented with progressively increasing cough, severe stridor, and production of phlegm for approximately 2 years. On admission to our tertiary care hospital, he developed complete obstructive apnea within an hour, and was intubated. A tracheal biopsy was performed, followed by resection. Histopathology confirmed chondrosarcoma of the trachea. The patient tolerated the procedure very well and is currently symptom-free on follow-up, with no signs of recurrence.
Publication (Name of Journal)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Khan, F. W.,
Hasan, S. B.
(2018). Tracheal chondrosarcoma and surgical management. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals.
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