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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Paediatrica Sinica|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Intratracheal mass
- Spontaneous resolution
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health