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Endobronchial Lipoma:A Series of Three Cases and the Role of Electrocautery

Authors
  • Huisman, Cynthia
  • van Kralingen, Klaas W.
  • Postmus, Pieter E.
  • Sutedja, Tom G.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiration
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Dec 15, 2000
Volume
67
Issue
6
Pages
689–692
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000056302
PMID: 11124655
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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Abstract

Lipomas are rare endobronchial tumors that may cause severe parenchymal damage due to bronchus obstruction and subsequent pneumonia. Therefore, accurate diagnosis and radical treatment are essential. We describe three cases of endobronchial lipoma. One patient presented with hemoptysis, two patients were initially diagnosed as COPD. They were all treated by electrocautery which achieved complete removal. We recommend electrocautery as an easy and cost-effective alternative for removal of intraluminal tumors including lipoma.

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