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Author Credentials

Swarup Sharma Rijal1, Risher WH2, Aakankshya Kharel3 and Upendra Kaphle4

1Resident Physician, Tower Health Reading Hospital

2 Thoracic Surgeon, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery

3 University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences, Canada

4 Interventional Pulmonologist, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Author ORCID Identifier

Swarup Sharma Rijal https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7186-8155

Abstract

Chronic cough can pose various diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas to physicians. Airway narrowing secondary to endoluminal disease or extrinsic compression are known etiologies of chronic cough. We report an extremely rare case of chronic cough due to extrinsic airway compression by a large pericardial lipoma with subsequent resolution of symptoms after the resection of the mass. This case provides insight into the rare etiology of chronic cough that is addressable with surgical intervention.

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