Resection of the tracheal carina in an eight-year-old child: a case report

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Jun;53(3):183-4. doi: 10.1055/s-2004-830425.


An 8-year-old girl, who had been mechanically ventilated for 2 days, was referred to our clinic with total atelectasis of the right lung. Bronchoscopic examination showed an endobronchial mass lesion which was located on the right side of the carina. Carinal resection was performed and the patient was discharged on postoperative day 7. We presented this case report because of the rarity of tracheal tumors in childhood and to discuss the recommended surgical technique for pediatric carinal resection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Atelectasis / etiology
  • Pulmonary Atelectasis / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / complications
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Tracheal Neoplasms / surgery*