A case of multiple squamous cell papillomas of the trachea

Saiko Ogata-Suetsugu, Miiru Izumi, Koichi Takayama, Torahiko Nakashima, Hiromasa Inoue, Yoichi Nakanishi

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We report a case of 68-year-old woman suffering from breathlessness on exertion with stridor. A chest computed tomography showed a tumor arising from the posterior wall of the trachea. The diagnosis was squamous cell papilloma of the surgically removed tumor, which had caused the asphyxiation. After removal of the tumor, the patient received radical therapy: semiconductor laser transpiration. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) detected human papilloma virus (HPV) type 6, thought to be the cause of the respiratory papilloma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology


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