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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2014, Article ID 240834, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/240834
Case Report

Endobronchial Lipomatous Polyp: A Rare Benign Tumor of the Lung

1Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, 1177 West Wheeler Avenue, Suite 1, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA
2Bay Area Medical Center, University of North Texas, 7101 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78402, USA
3Pulmonary Associates of Corpus Christi, 1177 West Wheeler Avenue, Suite 1, Aransas Pass, TX 78336, USA
4The University of Texas Health Science Center, University General Hospital, 7501 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77054, USA

Received 2 March 2014; Accepted 26 April 2014; Published 25 May 2014

Academic Editor: Akif Turna

Copyright © 2014 Salim Surani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Endobronchial lipomatous polyp is a rare nonmalignant tumor of the lung. It comprises 5% of the benign lung tumor, with the majority of benign tumors being hamartoma. Lipomatous polyp often leads to endobronchial lesion, associated with postobstructive pneumonia, hemoptysis, and atelectasis. We hereby present a case and discussion of an elderly man with endobronchial lipomatous polyp, presenting as recurrent pneumonia.