ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare phenomenon, primary pulmonary smooth muscle tumor and its management
Hülya Dirol1, Abdurahman Erdem Başaran2, İrem Hicran Özbudak3, Abdullah Erdoğan4, Ayşen Bingöl2
1Department of Chest Disease, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Türkiye
2Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Türkiye
3Department of Patoloji, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Türkiye
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.21893
Smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential, the borderline tumors arising from the smooth muscle cells, usually grow slowly and do not fulfill the diagnostic criteria of leiomyosarcoma and its variants, but may behave in a malignant manner. A 15-year-old female patient with an endobronchial mass in the left main bronchus on thoracic computed tomography underwent thoracotomy and tracheobronchoplasty with a wide and safe margin. Histopathological evaluation revealed a smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential. There were no complications related to the operation during the hospital stay. At six months of surgery, there were no symptoms or signs suggesting any recurrence in her follow-up. In conclusion, In conclusion, pulmonary leiomyomas may rarely present as an endobronchial mass and may mimic asthma by causing respiratory symptoms developing as attacks due to displacement of the mass within the lumen.
Keywords : Endobronchial mass, pulmonary leiomyoma, pulmonary leiomyosarcoma, smooth muscle tumor
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