Tracheobronchial Papillomatosis

  • Etiology: birth canal aspiration of human papilloma virus, aerosolized during laser resection with 1% spreading from larynx to lung
  • Imaging: solid or cavitary nodules (thin wall), bronchiectasis, mucous plugs
  • Complications: squamous cell carcinoma of lungs
  • Clinical: chronic cough, hemoptysis, infiltrates

Cases of Tracheobronchial Papillomatosis

Radiograph and CXR of tracheobronchial papillomatosis
Lateral radiograph of the airway shows multiple polypoid lesions in the trachea. CXR shows multiple cystic lesions in the chest.