Pyogenic granuloma of the distal trachea: A case report

Timothy N. Udoji, Rabih I. Bechara

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Pyogenic granuloma (PG), also known as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a common, acquired, non-neoplastic, vascular lesion that is often found on the skin and oral mucosa. The term "pyogenic granuloma" is a misnomer, as the lesion does not contain purulent material and is not a granuloma. Lesions have also been reported in the gastrointestinal tract and during pregnancy. PG is a smooth or lobulated, red lesion on a sessile or pedunculated base that varies in size from a few millimeters and rarely exceeds 2.5 cm. The etiology of PG remains unclear but they are thought to develop spontaneously or after local minor trauma where excess production of angiogenic growth factors have been implicated. Trachea PG lesion is rare and there is only 1 known report in the literature. Our case is unique, given the location of the lesion and our treatment using bronchoscopic cryosurgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Flexible cryoprobe
  • Lobular capillary heman-gioma
  • Pyogenic granuloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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