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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Rhinosporidiosis of Trachea: A Rare Encounter

Ruchir Dhawan, Rahul Kawatra, Nirupama Lal, Shiv Sagar Gupta, Puneet Maheshwari

Keywords : Tracheal rhinosporidiosis,Rhinosporidium seeberi,Bronchoscopy, Stridor.

Citation Information : Dhawan R, Kawatra R, Lal N, Gupta SS, Maheshwari P. Rhinosporidiosis of Trachea: A Rare Encounter. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2011; 4 (3):157-158.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1100

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Rhinosporidiosis, which is a chronic fungal granulomatous disease, is caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi, a protistal microbe. It is a disease affecting primarily the mucosa of nose, conjunctiva and urethra. We are reporting an extremely rare case of tracheal rhinosporidiosis from the northern part of the Indian subcontinent which presented to us as case of respiratory stridor with hemoptysis and was properly investigated following which complete excision of the tracheal mass was done by bronchoscopy.

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