A case of inflammatory endotracheal polyps in an asthmatic subject

A. Kibe, H. Inoue, H. Koto, S. Ise, Y. Misumi, T. Matsuba, S. Fukuyama, Y. Nakashima, N. Hara

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A 60-year-old asthmatic woman was admitted to our department because of bloody sputum and pneumonia. She had been treated with inhaled becromethasone dipropionate (800 micrograms/day) on an outpatient basis for 3 years. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed polypoid lesions in the trachea, most of which were removed with forceps during the procedure. Numerous lymphocytes were observed in the biopsy specimen. Because immunohistochemical staining denied a monoclonal origin for the accumulated lymphocytes, the lesion was diagnosed as an inflammatory polyp. The patient was treated successfully with antibiotics for her pneumonia, and on a follow-up bronchoscopy 6 months later, only a small remnant of the lesion was noted. This is the fourth report about inflammatory polyps in asthmatics. In the previous 3 cases, however, marked eosinophil infiltration was consistently reported. The lymphocyte predominance in the present case therefore suggests a distinct etiology rather than asthmatic airway inflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-846
Number of pages4
JournalNihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Volume39
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2001

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Polyps
Bronchoscopy
Lymphocytes
Pneumonia
Trachea
Sputum
Surgical Instruments
Eosinophils
Outpatients
Staining and Labeling
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Inflammation
Biopsy

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Kibe, A., Inoue, H., Koto, H., Ise, S., Misumi, Y., Matsuba, T., ... Hara, N. (2001). A case of inflammatory endotracheal polyps in an asthmatic subject. Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society, 39(11), 843-846.

A case of inflammatory endotracheal polyps in an asthmatic subject. / Kibe, A.; Inoue, H.; Koto, H.; Ise, S.; Misumi, Y.; Matsuba, T.; Fukuyama, S.; Nakashima, Y.; Hara, N.

In: Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society, Vol. 39, No. 11, 11.2001, p. 843-846.

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Kibe, A, Inoue, H, Koto, H, Ise, S, Misumi, Y, Matsuba, T, Fukuyama, S, Nakashima, Y & Hara, N 2001, 'A case of inflammatory endotracheal polyps in an asthmatic subject', Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 843-846.
Kibe, A. ; Inoue, H. ; Koto, H. ; Ise, S. ; Misumi, Y. ; Matsuba, T. ; Fukuyama, S. ; Nakashima, Y. ; Hara, N. / A case of inflammatory endotracheal polyps in an asthmatic subject. In: Nihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society. 2001 ; Vol. 39, No. 11. pp. 843-846.
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