Adenoma arising from the upper part of the trachea is rare. Schwartz,1 who recorded an instance, was unable to find a report of a case of similar nature in the medical literature. My review of the available literature failed to reveal a similar case. It is therefore of interest to record a case of this condition in which the most prominent clinical feature was tracheal obstruction.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 35 year old baseball umpire and former baseball player was admitted to the North Carolina Baptist Hospital on Oct. 16, 1942 with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. His present illness began approximately four months previous to admission (June 1942) when he was umpiring a ball game and was struck by a foul ball on the left side of his neck. Severe pain followed the blow, and he was incapacitated for the balance of the game. The skin
HARRILL JA. ADENOMA OF THE TRACHEA. Arch Otolaryngol. 1945;41(1):74–76. doi:10.1001/archotol.1945.00680030097009