Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2006 Mar;39(3):240-243.

Endobronchial Chondroid Hamartoma : A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Konkuk University Hospital, Korea. joondoct@unitel.co.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Konkuk University Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

Pulmonary hamartoma is a common benign tumor of the lung, but endobronchial hamartoma is a rare tumor. Although bronchoscopic rcemoval or removal by bronchotomy or sleeve resection with preservation of the lung may be possible, when irreversible lung damage has occurred because of chronic obstruction and pneumonitis, pulmonary resection may be indicated. We herein report a case of endobronchial hamartoma which was treated by left upper lobectomy. A 42-year-old female with 3-week history of cough and left chest pain visited our hospital. Bronchoscopy showed total occlusion of the orifice of the left upper lobe bronchus by a lobulated endobronchial tumor and bronchoscopic biopsy was failed due to bleeding. A left upper lobectomy was performed because of severe consolidation of the left upper lobe by chronic obstruction. The patient was discharged on postoperative 14th day.

Keyword

Bronchial neoplasms; Hamartoma

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Bronchi
Bronchial Neoplasms
Bronchoscopy
Chest Pain
Cough
Female
Hamartoma*
Hemorrhage
Humans
Lung
Pneumonia
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