Endobronchial management of an endobronchial hamartoma
AuthorSeyhan, Ekrem Cengiz
Günlüoğlu, Mehmet Zeki
Özgül, Mehmet Akif
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CitationSeyhan, E. C., Günlüoğlu, M. Z., Düger, M., Özgül, M. A., Çalış, E. ve Özöver, İ. (2019). Endobronchial management of an endobronchial hamartoma. Türkiye Klinikleri Journal of Case Reports, 27(4), 209-213. https://dx.doi.org/10.5336/caserep.2019-66572
Endobronchial hamartoma (EH) is a rare benign tumor of the bronchial tree. This tumor can obstruct the bronchus or cause bleeding. The treatment method is chosen according to location and extent of the tumor. Endobronchial hamartoma can be resected via bronchoscopic approach; surgical therapy, is alternative only for cases where the tumor cannot be resected completely through endoscopy, or if irreversible pulmonary changes secondary to obstruction of the bronchus occurred. We herein describe a 52-year-old female presented with progressive dyspnea and treated with diagnosis of asthma. In this patient, EH which is located in the left main lobe bronchus was found in radiologic assement. Bronchoscopy revealed a broad-based mass obstructing the bronchus. The tumor was resected after coagulation of the tumor with argon plasma coagulation, by the rigid bronchoscope. Pathologic diagnosis was reported as EH. This report highlights the success of rigid bronchoscopic approach in the management of EH.