A woman in her 70s presented with a cervical tracheal mass measuring 1.6 × 1.3 cm found incidentally on magnetic resonance imaging for cervical spine pain. She had not experienced dyspnea, hoarseness, dysphagia, hemoptysis, or chest pain. Flexible fiber-optic nasolaryngoscopy demonstrated a smooth hypervascular mass arising from the posterior membranous trachea (Figure, A). The patient underwent tracheostomy and complete excision via a transtracheal approach. The patient was decannulated on postoperative day 5. Histopathologic images are shown in the Figure, B-D.
Chen MM, Jeffery C, Damrose EJ. A Tracheal Mass. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online June 23, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2016.1544