Obstructing tracheal pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis

Zvi G. Fridlender*, Mendel Glazer, Gail Amir, Neville Berkman

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Abstract

Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, also known as eosinophilic granuloma, is an uncommon interstitial lung disease. A solitary nodule, usually parenchymal, may rarely be the only manifestation of the disease. We describe a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as an obstructing tracheal lesion in a 55-year-old woman. Following complete resection of the lesion via flexible bronchoscopy, full recovery was achieved. This case represents a unique cause for tracheal obstruction, as well as an unreported manifestation of pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1057-1058
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume128
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Endobronchial obstruction
  • Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Trachea

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