Spontaneous resolution of an intratracheal mass: Report of one case

K. S. Wong, C.R. Wang, Tzou-Yien Lin

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A 14 year-old boy was investigated for a slowly resolving right upper lobe consolidation persisting for 3 months after a pneumonic episode. A flexible bronchoscopy showed a polypoid mass in the carina with extension to the right proximal bronchus. The bronchial washings study for fungus, acid- fast bacilli and polymerase chain reaction for mycobacterium were negative. A reported bronchoscopic examination 8 months later revealed no tracheal mass or subsequent stenosis. A tracheal mass in an asymptomatic and non- progressive child may be managed alternatively by repeated bronchoscopic examinations at intervals instead of immediate bronchoscopic excision or thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalActa Paediatrica Sinica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Intratracheal mass
  • Spontaneous resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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