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Endobronchial lipoma, the initial evaluation and appropriate management

Authors
  • Samiee-rad, Fatemeh1
  • Zangivand, Amir Abdollah2
  • Soleimanitadi, Kamran2
  • 1 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Department of Pathology, Qazvin, Iran , Qazvin (Iran)
  • 2 Takestan Social Security Organization Hospital C.E.O., Takestan, Iran , Takestan (Iran)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Comparative Clinical Pathology
Publisher
Springer London
Publication Date
Sep 09, 2017
Volume
26
Issue
6
Pages
1403–1406
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00580-017-2549-5
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

The endobronchial lipomas are extremely rare and consist of 0.1 to 0.5% of all lung tumors and 1.4–13% of benign lung neoplasms. We present a 42-year-old woman with endobronchial lipoma and the initial evaluation and appropriate management. A 42-year-old woman presented with history of dry cough and wheeze for eight months was candidate for bronchoscopy study. Histopathology examination of excised lesion confirmed endobronchial lipoma of the left lower lobe bronchus. The post-bronchoscopy period was uneventful. The patient was disease free in the following three years. The physicians, especially at major referral lung centers, are much more likely to be familiar with endobronchial lipoma and its clinical awareness, because misdiagnosis can delay the start of an appropriate treatment.

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