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Tuberc Respir Dis. 2013 Feb;74(2):82-85. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2013.74.2.82
Yun SC , Na MJ , Choi E , Kwon SJ , Lee SJ , Oh SH , Cha EJ , Son JW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. sk1609@hanmail.net
Department of Pathology, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract

A 62-year-old man with a chronic cough presented with atelectasis of the left upper lobe on chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography showed an atelectasis in the left upper lobe with bronchial wall thickening, stenosis, dilatation, and mucoid impaction. We performed bronchoscopy and found a well-circumscribed mass on the left upper lobe bronchus. The mass was removed by flexible bronchoscopy using an electrosurgical snare and diagnosed with lipoma. An endobronchial lipoma is a rare benign tumor that can be treated by a surgical or endoscopic approach. We report the successful removal of endobronchial lipoma via flexible bronchoscopic electrosurgical snare.

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