Management dilemmas due to a paratracheal follicular dendritic cell tumor

Voigt, L. P., Hmidi, A., Pastores, S. M., Maki, R. G., Carlson, D. L., Bains, M. S., Halpern, N. A. (November 2006) Management dilemmas due to a paratracheal follicular dendritic cell tumor. Ann Thorac Surg, 82 (5). pp. 1898-900. ISSN 1552-6259 (Electronic)0003-4975 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.03.035


Follicular dendritic cell tumors are rare cancers of the lymph nodes of the head and neck. Despite a relatively high rate of recurrence, these neoplasms have a limited impact on the airways because they can be potentially cured by surgical resection. We present the case of a young woman with an unresectable follicular dendritic cell tumor involving the paratracheal region causing upper airway obstruction and respiratory failure. This malignant tumor created numerous management dilemmas and therapeutic challenges related to the unstable airway and the need for tracheal stenting to bypass the airway obstruction.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Airway Obstruction/etiology/*therapy Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use Bronchoscopy Dendritic Cells, Follicular Deoxycytidine/analogs & derivatives/therapeutic use Female Humans Radiotherapy Respiration, Artificial Sarcoma/*complications/diagnosis/therapy Stents Tracheal Neoplasms/*complications/diagnosis/therapy
Subjects: diseases & disorders > cancer
Investigative techniques and equipment > radiation treatment and equipment
diseases & disorders > cancer > cancer types > sarcoma
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Communities: CSHL labs > Maki lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: November 2006
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 19:58
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 19:58
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