Rare case of bronchoscopic debulking of endobronchial leiomyoma

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Authors: Sameer A Arbat, Ashok P Arbat, Swapnil I Bakamwar, Parimal S Deshpande, Sweta R Chourasia
Publication Date : 2020/7/1
Journal: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Volume: 67
Issue: 3
Pages : 414-416
Publisher: Elsevier
Description :
An endobronchial leiomyoma is a rare benign tumour of lung. It occurs from the smooth muscle of tracheobronchial tree or within lung parenchyma. It presents less than 2% of all benign lung tumours. We present a case report of a 39-year-old male, ex-smoker, with no family history of malignancies, presenting with cough and dyspnoea for 7 months with no symptomatic relief. CAT scan thorax showed well-defined oblong soft tissue mass lesion 24.2 mm × 15.4 mm in right major bronchus compromising central lumen. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed an endobronchial mass at right major bronchus. Patient underwent rigid bronchoscopy with endobronchial mass excision with an electrocautery snare and cryoprobe in the same seating. Complete debulking of tumour was achieved and histopathology report was suggestive of leiomyoma. Prompt investigations and intervention can give favourable outcomes in cases of …