Case Report - Current Pediatric Research (2017) Volume 21, Issue 3
Giant acquired tracheocele in a syndromic child: Case report and review of the literature.
We report a case of acquired tracheocele in a child with multiple congenital anomalies of the face, limbs, kidneys, and heart, to share our experience with international scientific community, considering the rarity of the disease especially in the pediatric population. Patient’s history reported a tracheotomy at one month of life that was closed at 3 years old. Ten years later, the patient come to us for an anterior cervical mass swelling during respiratory effort and chronic productive cough. The diagnosis was made by high resolution Computed Tomography scan of the neck and chest and an elective surgical resection of the lesion under general anesthesia was done.Author(s): Molinaro F, Loglisci M, Cocca S, Monciatti G, Pellegrino C, Di Maggio G, Angotti R, Livi W, Messina M