Title:
Tracheal stenosis: a new airway manifestation of eosinophilic esophagitis
Authors:
N. Justicz, S. N. Bowe, S. C. Hardy, M. S. Fracchia, C. J. Hartnick 1Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Otolaryngology, 3
Institutions:
Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA; Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
Keywords:
eosinophilic esophagitis; airway stenosis; tracheal stenosis
Pages:
229 - 231
Abstract:
Problem/Objective: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disorder of the esophagus that usually presents as gastrointestinal symptoms; although, it can cause airway obstruction. We report a case of a young adult with new biphasic stridor found to have tracheal stenosis, a previously undescribed manifestation of EoE. Methodology: This is a case report of a patient at a tertiary medical center. Results: Eosinophilic infiltrates were visualized by histopathology. The patient responded well to surgical intervention, medication, and dietary modification. Conclusion: We aim to widen the differential diagnosis for tracheal stenosis to include EoE, so that patients can received high quality care and appropriate treatment.
Issue:
Vol. 15, 2019, 3rd trimester


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Tracheal stenosis: a new airway manifestation of eosinophilic esophagitis