Tracheal lipoma: An extremely rare airway obstruction in adults

HAN S., Han U., Ozlugedik S., Sakinci U., Tezer M.

Chirurgia, vol.20, no.2, pp.89-91, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: Chirurgia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-91
  • Keywords: Bening neoplasms, Lipoma, Trachea
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Tracheal lipoma is an extremely rare benign tracheal neoplasm. This report has presented a case with a diagnosis of asthma due to progressive dyspne of 2 years who presented with tracheal lipoma with 90% obstruction of the lumen. Despite being a rare entity, tracheal lipoma should be considered particularly for the differential diagnosis of obstructive bronchopulmonary diseases which do not respond to bronchodilatory therapy.