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Benign Diseases of the Airway

Benign (noncancerous) airway tumors are rare and may include:

  • Papillomas (HPV-related)
  • Granular cell tumors
  • Hamartomas
  • Carcinoid tumors,
  • Hemangiomas
  • Neurogenic tumors
  • Cartilaginous tumors or chondromas 


  • Cough
  • Frequent upper respiratory infections or pneumonia
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

These tumors are managed by a variety of interventional pulmonary and surgical techniques.