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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 6290424, 4 pages
Case Report

Tracheal Lobular Capillary Haemangioma: A Rare Benign Cause of Recurrent Haemoptysis

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, UK

Received 2 July 2016; Accepted 11 August 2016

Academic Editor: Sibu P. Saha

Copyright © 2016 Metesh Nalin Acharya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Lobular capillary haemangioma (LCH), previously known as pyogenic granuloma, is a benign vascular lesion commonly found within the oral and nasal cavity. However, it is rarely encountered within the trachea, where presenting features include recurrent haemoptysis, cough, and wheeze. We here describe a case of a 7 mm tracheal LCH in a 56-year-old woman, which was successfully resected at interventional bronchoscopy using biopsy forceps. Clinicians should be aware of tracheal LCH in the differential diagnosis for recurrent haemoptysis.