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A case of endobronchial lipoma mimicking bronchial asthma

Authors Ozkaya , Findik S, Demir

Published 19 May 2009 Volume 2009:2 Pages 15—17


Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 4

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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