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Laser therapy for an obstructing primary tracheal lymphoma in a patient with AIDS.

Authors
  • Louie, Brian E1
  • Harlock, J
  • Hosein, A
  • Miller, J D
  • 1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, St Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [email protected] , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian respiratory journal
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2005
Volume
12
Issue
2
Pages
86–88
Identifiers
PMID: 15785798
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A patient with AIDS presented with progressive dyspnea leading to respiratory failure with near complete airway obstruction due to primary tracheal lymphoma. Laser therapy was used locally to debulk the tumour, which facilitated extubation and led to definitive treatment with chemotherapy. Alternatives for local airway control are discussed.

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