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Case Reports in OtolaryngologyVolume 2014 2014, Article ID 230682, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Otolaryngology, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Westmead, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia

Departments of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck, Ningbo Lihuili Hospital, Ningbo Medical Centre, Ningbo, Zhejiang 315041, China

Received 21 December 2013; Accepted 18 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: G. Paludetti and A. Rapoport

Copyright © 2014 Allen Y. Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Relapsing lymphoma involving the trachea causing tracheal obstruction is exceedingly uncommon. Despite its rarity, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a patient with known lymphoma presents with signs of airway obstruction such as stridor. We report an unusual case of relapsing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with tracheal involvement in a 57-year-old female and review the relevant literature. It is highly unusual for relapsing lymphoma to involve the trachea causing tracheal obstruction. Despite its rarity, it can present with life-threatening airway obstruction which may be rapidly progressive requiring immediate surgical intervention such as tracheostomy.

Autor: Allen Y. Wang, Jeffrey T. Wang, Yi Shen, and Brett Levin



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