Tracheal papilloma (TP) is characterized by papillomatous growth of the bronchial epithelium that involves the trachea as a response to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection. A 40-year-old male, with 3-month history of progressive dyspnea was admitted to our hospital, and there were no any other respiratory symptoms. Physical examination was unremarkable. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed that there was a papillomatous mass at the distal trachea. The lesion occupied 80% of tracheal lumen. This patient received cryotherapy and mechanical debridement under general anesthesia and postoperative pathology showed endotracheal papillomatosis. Patient was treated with interferon- α (IFN- α ) and he showed no recurrence at the 8th month of his therapy.
Yıldırım, F., Türk, M., Demircan, S., Akyürek, N., & Yurdakul, A. S. (2015). Tracheal Papilloma Treated with Cryotherapy and Interferon- α : A Case Report and Review of the Literature . Case Reports in Pulmonology, 2015, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/356796