Tracheal Rhinosporidiosis

Authors

  • Md Anwar Hossain Medical Officer, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Kamrul Hassan Tarafder Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Sheikh Hasanur Rahman Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Tawfiqur Rahman Medical Officer, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Abdullah Al Mamun Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Idris Ali Medical Officer, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v20i1.22016

Keywords:

Trachea, Rhinosporidiosis, Tracheostomy, Endoscopic excision, Cauterization

Abstract

Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous infectious disease caused by rhinosporidium seeberi that usually affects the nasal mucosa and ocular conjunctiva. Involvement of trachea ad bronchial tree is extremely rare. Few cases (8) have been reported in literature. We report a case of tracheal rhinosporidiosis that presented with stridor and haemoptysis with past history of surgery for recurrent rhinosporidiosis of nose and nasopharynx. Complete endoscopic excision and cauterization of base was done under general anaesthesia. No recurrent was observed for last 9 months of follow up.

Tracheo-bronchial involvement by rhinosporidiosis should be suspected when a known case of rhinosporidiosis involving uper respiratory tract presents with respiratory distress and/or haempostysis.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v20i1.22016

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2014; 20(1): 39-42

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Published

2015-02-09

How to Cite

Hossain, M. A., Tarafder, K. H., Rahman, S. H., Rahman, T., Mamun, A. A., & Ali, M. I. (2015). Tracheal Rhinosporidiosis. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 20(1), 39–42. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v20i1.22016

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Case Reports