Gradually worsening dyspnea and dry cough in an elderly patient

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.834

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Primary tracheal chondrosarcomas are an extremely rare condition that affect adult of all ages, 24% being more that 70 years old.  The progression may be slow, with symptoms that may continue up to 72 months before diagnosis is made. The clinical manifestations, that include a combination of nonproductive cough, wheezing, and dyspnea without hemoptysis often leads to misdiagnosis of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We report a case of an 87-year-old male, a Medical Doctor, with such a history, in whom a diagnosis of a tracheal chondrosarcoma was finally performed, 12 months after the first manifestation of the disease.     

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Published
2017-07-18
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Chondrosarcoma, tracheal obstruction, bronchoscopy, laser, tumor.
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Barisione, Emanuela, Giovanni A. Rossi, and Mario Salio. 2017. “Gradually Worsening Dyspnea and Dry Cough in an Elderly Patient”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 87 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2017.834.