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Case Report

A case of hamartoma in the left main bronchus in which respiratory failure was avoided by resection with a high-frequency electrosurgical snare

Takashi Kagoshimaa  Yoshitaka Yamazakia  Koji Sakaguchib  Keishi Kuboc 

aDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, Nagano Prefectural Suzaka Hospital
bDepartment of Thoracic Surgery, Nagano Prefectural Suzaka Hospital
cDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, Shinshu University School of Medicine

ABSTRACT

A 79-yaer-old man who for several years had been treated for pulmonary emphysema complained of wheezing and difficulty in breathing. A respiratory function test showed combined restrictive and obstructive abnormality. Chest CT on admission revealed a round tumor in the right main bronchus. On bronchoscopy, this bronchus was completely occluded by the tumor. Its diameter was 10 mm. The tumor was excised with an endoscopic high-frequency snare. The pathological diagnosis was a noncartilage endobronchial hamartoma. After excision, the wheezing and difficulty in breathing disappeared, and the respiratory function was almost normalized.

KEYWORDS

Endobronchial hamartoma  High frequency snare  Airway stenosis  Bronchoscope 

Received 18 Mar 2013 / Accepted 1 Jul 2013

AJRS, 2(6): 778-781, 2013

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