Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 35(1); 1988 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1988;35(1):55-58.
DOI:    Published online March 1, 1988.
A Case of Bronchial Lipoma
Jin Sang Yoo, Jee Hong Yoo, Hong Mo Kang, Won Dong Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee Universily, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
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유진상, 유지홍, 강홍모, 김원동
Bronchiallipoma is a slowly growing benign neoplasm of the large bronchi which is characterized by proliferation of mature adipose tissue admixed with bronchial mucus glands and fibrous tissue. It is very rare, whereas lipoma of other sites are not uncommon. As of 1980, 51 cases of bronchial lipomas have been reported in English literature since first case was reported on 1854. They are frequent1y found on routine chest roentgenologic examination incidentally and chest X-ray usually shows secondary changes due to endobronchial obstruction. Bronchoscopic examination may yield the diagnosis of bronchial lipoma but, in general, open thoracotomy is required for diagnosis and treatment We report one case of bronchiallipoma in 54-year-old female patient which was diagnosed with bronchoscopic examination and successfully treated with left upper lobectomy.

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