Keywords:Trachea, Rhinosporidiosis, Tracheostomy, Endoscopic excision, Cauterization
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.
Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2014; 20(1): 39-42
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