Endobronchial Management of an Endobronchial Hamartoma

Ekrem Cengiz SEYHAN, Mehmet Zeki GÜNLUOĞLU, Mustafa DÜGER, Mehmet Akif ÖZGÜL, Elif ÇALIŞ, İrem ÖZÖVER
2019 Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Case Reports  
enign lung tumors are rare tumors; consist of less than 1% of body tumors. Among these, hamartomas are the most common and found in the range of 0.02% to 0.3% incidence. 1 Hamartoma may locate into pulmonary parenchyma; these hamartomas are generally asymptomatic. Some hamartomas may be located in the trachea or bronchi, and present with result of tracheal or bronchial obstruction as cough, expectoration, and dyspnea. 2 Endobronchial hamartomas (EH) often grow and obstruct the bronchial lumen
more » ... e bronchial lumen substantially without symptoms such as dyspnea, and wheezing. Without an apparent radiologic sign, the symptoms secondary to bronchial obstruction may lead to misdiagnosis of asthma. 1 Because of the benign nature of these tumors, bronchoscopic removal is generally recommended, but in patients with irreversible lung destruction surgical treatment should be performed. 3 We herein report a case of a bulky EH placed in the left main bronchus, diagnosed by bronchoscopy and extracted by endobronchial treatment via rigid bronchoscope. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old female patient with a 5-year history of asthma was admitted to the hospital complaining of chest pain and progressive shortness of breath. The patient was a nonsmoker and had no other significant medical his-Turkiye Klinikleri J Case
doi:10.5336/caserep.2019-66572 fatcat:atuw6c35mbbxxj264wv3nlbesi