A human immunodeficiency virus negative, 71-year-old man who presented with a stridorous cough was found to have a focal tracheal stenosis associated with regional lymphadenopathy on chest computed tomography. On direct inspection, tracheal lesions were noted and biopsied with a 2.4 mm cryoprobe, establishing the diagnosis of primary tracheal lymphoma. The patient subsequently received chemotherapy, with clinical and imaging improvement of the tracheal stenosis. This case highlights a very rare cause for tracheal lesions and the use of cryoprobe over forceps biopsy as a tool to facilitate optimal tissue acquisition and diagnosis.
*Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology Division
†Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center
‡Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pulmonary Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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