Airway papillomas can appear anywhere between the tip of the nose and the bottom of the windpipe or trachea. They are generally caused by special strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Almost all adults are carriers of this virus, but we generally carry different types. Some forms can be pre-cancerous and we believe all should be removed whenever possible.
Because these growths are located in the entryway to the lungs, they can impair breathing if they grow large enough.
They can change the voice and make swallowing difficult. Please see us if you are affected by airway papillomas.
Call Camino Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic at (408) 227-6300 for more information or to schedule an appointment.