Endotracheal preocclusive lipoma: A rare reason of tracheal occlusion
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Benign tracheobronchial tumors are rarely found as masses and are unlike malignant lesions of the tracheobronchial system. We report a male patient who was a smoker and had been under longterm treatment for asthma. The patient came to the emergency room with a late onset of shortness of breath and tiring earlier when exercising. On a multidetector computerised tomography (MDCT) scan the patient was found to have a proximal endotracheal tumor causing a severe narrowing of the tracheal lumen and measuring -93.6 Hounsfield Unit (HU) compatible with endotracheal lipoma.