Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the trachea

Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Aug;27(8):895-7. doi: 10.1007/s00383-011-2851-2. Epub 2011 Feb 1.


This report described a 2-year-old boy who was presented with severe respiratory distress and stridor. Bronchoscopy and CT revealed a mass in the left anterolateral tracheal wall and histopathology showed a tracheal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Initial removal by rigid bronchoscopy resulted in prompt recurrence of the tumor. Therefore, he underwent tracheal surgical resection. A bronchoscopy at 12 months after surgery did not show any recurrence sign.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bronchoscopy / methods*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / diagnosis*
  • Granuloma, Plasma Cell / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Tracheal Diseases / surgery