Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Joseph Varon  
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX


Pulmonary Squamous Papilloma Complicating Recurrent Tracheal Papillomatosis

Author(s): Timothy J. Doherty, Mark E. Lund, Xiaoli Chen, Jeffrey B. Hoag.


Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus and occurs primarily in children and adolescence. Most commonly, disease remains localized to the larynx and spontaneously regresses, but in rare cases there may be pulmonary involvement. We present a case of a 17 year old female with recurrent respiratory papillomatosis who develops pulmonary involvement in the form of squamous papilloma. We present the clinical findings; discuss the potential for malignant transformation and the need for screening and prevention.

Keywords: Respiratory papillomatosis, recurrent tracheal papillomatosis, squamous papilloma

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Article Details

Year: 2010
Page: [207 - 209]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157339810791526157
Price: $58