Current Thoracic Surgery 2020 , Vol 5 , Issue 2
A case of relapsing polychondritis developing tracheomalacia
Suzan Temiz1,Omer Faruk Demir1,Omer Onal1,Leyla Hasdiraz1,Fahri Oguzkaya1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2020.00018 Viewed : 2936 - Downloaded : 1112 There are limited data on the relapsing polychondritis (RP). RP is an uncommon autoimmune disorder that is characterized by recurrent inflammation and destruction of the cartilage and connective tissue in various parts of the body with a high risk of misdiagnosis. Here we present a rare case of a 43-year-old female with relapsing polychondritis with tracheal involvement. Keywords : autoimmune disease, relapsing polychondritis, tracheomalacia