ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Bronchoscopic management of endobronchial lipoma: A case report
Ekrem Cengiz Seyhan1, Mehmet Akif Özgül2, Erdoğan Çetinkaya2, Zeki Günlüoğlu 1, Güler Özgül3, Gökhan Cebeci1
1Department of Chest Disease, Medical Faculty of Medipol University, İstanbul, Turkey2Department of Chest Disease, Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Chest Disease, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.10199
Endobronchial lipomas are very rare tumors. Although surgery may be required in some cases, bronchoscopic removal is the preferred treatment modality. In this article, we present a case of endobronchial lipoma incidentally found after excision of a giant esophagus diverticulum. During follow-up of the patient, a tumor, located in the right lower lobe bronchus, was seen at thorax computed tomography. The tumor was excised via rigid bronchoscopy. This case highlights the effectiveness of rigid bronchoscopy in the management of endobronchial tumors.
Keywords : Bronchoscopic management; endobronchial lipoma; lung tumors
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