Korean J Med.  2012 Apr;82(4):492-496.

A Case of an Endobronchial Fibroepithelial Polyp

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sekyukim@yuhs.ac
  • 2The Institute of Chest Diseases, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Benign endobronchial polyps are rare manifestations, which presents a diagnostic dilemma for both the clinician and the pathologist. A 44-year-old male presented an asymptomatic endobronchial mass incidentally discovered on chest computed tomography scan during a regular health checkup. A bronchoscopic examination revealed a 5-mm-sized multilobular benign polyp located at the orifice of left lower lobar bronchus, and the polyp was removed using multiple forcep biopsies. The pathologic report showed that it was a fibroepithelial polyp. Herein, we describe a rare case of an endobronchial fibroepithelial polyp and provide a brief review of the published literature.

Keyword

Bronchial neoplasms; Bronchoscopy; Polyp

MeSH Terms

Adult
Biopsy
Bronchi
Bronchial Neoplasms
Bronchoscopy
Humans
Male
Polyps
Surgical Instruments
Thorax
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