ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An endobronchial benign schwannoma case treated with Holmium:YAG laser
Ahmet Feridun Işık, Ersin Arslan, Maruf Şanlı, Bülent Tunçözgür, Levent Elbeyli
Gaziantep Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Gaziantep, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4801
In this article, we report a 35-year-old case with 28 weeks gestation who was admitted with effort dyspnea. Anteroposterior chest X-ray revealed total atelectasis in the left hemithorax. On bronchoscopic examination, a tumoral lesion obstructing the left main bronchus completely was observed and it was totally resected with holmium:YAG laser. Repeated thoracic computed tomography and bronchoscopy after birth were normal. Standard treatment of endobronchial schwannoma is surgery. However, endoluminal lesions, in particular, can be treated with laser, electrocauterization, argon plasma and mechanical resection. Surgical interventions should be preferred if a residual tumor after endoscopic intervention is detected or disease is recurred.
Keywords : Bronchoscopy; endobronchial schwannoma; holmium:YAG laser
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