Bronchoscopic management of endobronchial lipoma: A case report

Seyhan E. C., Özgül M. A., Çetinkaya E., Günlüoglu Z., Özgül G., Cebeci G.

Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.24, no.2, pp.367-369, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Endobronchial lipomas are very rare tumors. Although surgery may be required in some cases, bronchoscopic removal is the preferred treatment modality. In this article, we present a case of endobronchial lipoma incidentally found after excision of a giant esophagus diverticulum. During follow-up of the patient, a tumor, located in the right lower lobe bronchus, was seen at thorax computed tomography. The tumor was excised via rigid bronchoscopy. This case highlights the effectiveness of rigid bronchoscopy in the management of endobronchial tumors.