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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the trachea.

Authors
  • Restrepo, Santiago
  • Mastrogiovanni, Luciano P
  • Palacios, Enrique
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ear, nose, & throat journal
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2003
Volume
82
Issue
7
Pages
510–512
Identifiers
PMID: 12955836
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

"Inflammatory pseudotumor" is a broad descriptive term used to describe a localized collection of inflammatory and fibroblastic cells. It is an uncommon lesion that can mimic a tumor when it is located intraluminally in the trachea or bronchi. Because an inflammatory pseudotumor has an abundance of polyclonal plasma cells, its etiology (postinflammatory vs immunologic) is still being debated. We report a new case of inflammatory pseudotumor that arose in the trachea of a 20-year-old man. We also review the histologic and clinical characteristics of this lesion.

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