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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 5 (1999), Issue 4, Pages 263-267
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/DTE.5.263

A Case of Endobronchial Lipoma

1Department of Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo General Hospital, 2-34-10, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan
2Department of Pathology, Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo General Hospital, 2-34-10, Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013, Japan
3Department of Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, 6-7-1, Nishishinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan

Received 14 December 1998; Revised 9 February 1999; Accepted 25 February 1999

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Abstract

Endobronchial lipomas are very rare tumors originating from the tracheo-bronchial wall. We have experienced a case of endobronchial lipoma which was found at the orifice of the left lower lobe bronchus and obstructive pneumonia distal to it. Left lower lobectomy was performed, and the patient has been well without any symptoms so far.

Endobronchial lipomas are histologically benign tumors, but more than half of the reported cases underwent lobectomy or pneumonectomy due to the presence of varying degrees of irreversible peripheral lung damages.