A case of endobronchial lipoma mimicking bronchial asthma
Sevket Ozkaya1, Hasan Demir1, Serhat Findik2
1Samsun Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Hospital, Samsun, Turkey; 2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey
Abstract: Endobronchial lipoma is a rare neoplasm of the tracheobronchial tree and it may cause irreversible pulmonary damage due to recurrent pneumonia. Rarely, it may mimic bronchial asthma. We present a 53-year-old woman with an endobronchial lipoma, which had been treated as a bronchial asthma for four years. She also had developed recurrent pneumonia three times.
Keywords: endobronchial lipoma, asthma, radiology, bronchoscopy
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