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Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2007;63(2):183-187.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2007.63.2.183    Published online August 1, 2007.
A Glomus Tumor of the Trachea.
Seung Min Lee, , Jung Hyun Lee, , Jae Jun Hwang, , Song Am Lee, , Jeong Geun Lee, , Wan Seop Kim, , Hye Seung Han, , Tae Hoon Lee, , Gwang Ha Yoo, , Kye Young Lee,
1Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. kyleemd@kuh.ac.kr
2Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
A glomus tumor is composed of modified smooth muscle cells that are similar to those of the glomus body. Its occurrence in the trachea is quite rare. To our knowledge, only 20 cases of glomus tumor of the trachea have been reported worldwide and there has been only 1 case in Korea. We report one case of a 58-year-old man with dyspnea who had a glomus tumor in the upper trachea with a review of literatures. The chest CT scan and bronchoscopy demonstrated a 2.5 cm sized lobulated tumor at the posterior wall of the upper trachea. It had an elongated shape with a broad base and with a highly vascularity. A simple resection of 3 levels of the trachearing was with a tumor and end-to-end anastomosis performed. Microscopic and immunohistochemical staining of the tumor revealed the characteristics of a glomus tumor.
Key Words: Glomus tumor, Trachea


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