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Case of a tracheal diverticulum causing airway obstruction
  1. John Ellis1,
  2. Stephanie Hightower1,
  3. David Hostler2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  2. 2 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Ellis, Internal Medicine Department, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA; john.s.ellis{at}gmail.com

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We present a case of an active duty soldier in his mid-20s with recurrent night sweats, preauricular lymphadenopathy and a precipitous decline in his exercise capacity. He ran 7 miles regularly, however he was becoming dyspnoeic with distances of less than 1 mile causing him to fail multiple attempts at the Army Physical Fitness Test. The patient's constitutional symptoms prompted a workup for possible lymphoma. CT …

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