Trachea
Nonneoplastic lesions
Posttracheostomy atypia




Topic Completed: 1 October 2012

Revised: 5 April 2019

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Definition / general
  • Atypical cells in trachea; may also occur in bronchi
  • May be due to effect of dry air on tracheal mucosa
Differential diagnosis
  • Squamous cell dysplasia / carcinoma in situ
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