Tracheal and bronchial tumors

Patricio Varela, Luca Pio, Elisa Brandigi, Irene Paraboschi, Nazhia Khen-Dunlop, Erik Hervieux, Cecile Muller, Girolamo Mattioli, Sabine Sarnacki, Michele Torre

Abstract

Although primary tracheobronchial tumors are extremely rare in children, recurrent respiratory symptoms resistant to conventional therapy require further investigations to exclude possible malignant obstructive causes. As the matter of fact, early diagnosis may allow minimally invasive surgeries, improving the standard of living and the globally survival rate. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of diagnosis and management of tracheobronchial tumors in the early age, since only few reports are reported in the worldwide literature.