ABSTRACT •Benign tracheal tumors are rare with few singular cases described. Endotracheal hamartochondroma represents one of those benign tracheal tumors. We report here the case of 75-year-old female with a symptomatic endotracheal hamartochondroma originating 0.5 cm above the carina and occluding the right main bronchus. This benign tumor was resected successfully and the patient was discharged after 7 days from the hospital. Despite sporadic reports in the literature, hamartochondroma of the trachea still remain extremely rare and the diagnosis is always made by coincidence. The only leading symptom of such tumor is dyspnea. Otherwise, they remain undiagnosed.
Keywords : hamartochondroma; trachea; thoracotomy