Current Thoracic Surgery 2022 , Vol 7 , Issue 2
A rare cause of acute airway obstruction: tracheal malignant melanoma
Omer Faruk Demir1,Omer Onal1,Burcu Baran2,Alperen Vural3,Oguzhan Turan1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2022.017 Viewed : 496 - Downloaded : 210 Tracheal tumors are quite rare, with an incidence of 2.6 per 1,000,000 persons. Tracheal malignant melanomas are one of the least common types among these tumors due to the lack of natural epithelial tissue of melanocytes. There is no optimal treatment method for tracheal malign melanomas because they have an aggressive nature, have limited life expectancy and occur very rarely. This paper discusses the case of and treatment methods fora patient who was initially suspected to have a foreign body aspiration because of presenting to hospital with acute airway obstruction. Keywords : airway obstruction, tracheal malign melanoma, tracheal tumor