Lues Of The Tracheobronchial Tree


Categories: BRONCHOSCOPY IN DISEASES OF THE TRACHEA AND BRONCHI
Sources: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery

Compared to laryngeal

involvement, syphilis of the tracheobronchial tree is relatively rare.

The lesions may be gummatous, ulcerative, or inflammatory, or there

may be compressive granulomatous masses. Hemoptysis may have its

origin from a luetic ulceration. Excision of fungations or of a

portion of the margin of the ulceration for biopsy is advisable. The

Wassermann and therapeutic tests, and the elimination of tuberculosis

will be required for confirmation. Luetic stenoses are referred to

above.





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