Endotracheal ectopic parathyroid adenoma mimicking asthma
AuthorÖzgül, Mehmet Akif
Seyhan, Ekrem Cengiz
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CitationÖzgül, M. A., Seyhan, E. C., Özgül, G., Çetinkaya, E., Büyükkale, S., Ünver, N. ... Sayar, A. (2014). Endotra.Endotracheal ectopic parathyroid adenoma mimicking asthma. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, 13, 28-31. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2014.07.006
Primary benign tumors of the trachea are uncommon. These tumors may cause tracheal occlusion and lead to a misdiagnosis of asthma. Ectopic parathyroid adenoma (EPA) can be seen anywhere between the mandibular angle and the mediastinum. The distal part of the trachea is a rare location for EPA, and EPA obstructing the endotracheal lumen has not been reported in the literature. We herein describe a 52-year-old female with a several-year history of asthma treatment who presented with progressive dyspnea. Computed tomography revealed a mass that was obstructing the tracheal lumen. Total mass excision was performed via endobronchial treatment, and pathologic examination revealed EPA.