Tuberc Respir Dis.  2013 Feb;74(2):82-85.

Successful Removal of Endobronchial Lipoma by Flexible Bronchoscopy Using Electrosurgical Snare

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. sk1609@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Konyang University Hospital, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

A 62-year-old man with a chronic cough presented with atelectasis of the left upper lobe on chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography showed an atelectasis in the left upper lobe with bronchial wall thickening, stenosis, dilatation, and mucoid impaction. We performed bronchoscopy and found a well-circumscribed mass on the left upper lobe bronchus. The mass was removed by flexible bronchoscopy using an electrosurgical snare and diagnosed with lipoma. An endobronchial lipoma is a rare benign tumor that can be treated by a surgical or endoscopic approach. We report the successful removal of endobronchial lipoma via flexible bronchoscopic electrosurgical snare.

Keyword

Bronchoscopy; Electrocoagulation; Lipoma
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