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Med Arch. 2012; 66(4): 281-282


Lung Hamartoma - Diagnosis and Treatment

Vojislav Radosavljevic, Vera Gardijan, Milica Brajkovic, Zoran Andric.


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Pulmonary hamartoma, the most common benign tumor of the lung, is most often presented as a solitary pulmonary nodule of a peripheral localization. We report a case of a large, centrally located, invisible in chest X-ray, hysto-pathologicaly (PH) verified hamartoma. A 63-year-old male was admitted for hospital treatment with obvious symptoms and signs of right-sided lobar pneumonia. His treatment was started with a combination of antibiotics Ceftriaxone and Ciprofloxa-cin. Because of his obviously bad condition with wheezing and bronchial secret in his lungs, an urgent bronchoscopy was performed. A huge amount of bronchial secret was found in his bronchial tree and, surprisingly, a tumor in the upper left lobe. For further evaluation computed tomography (CT) scan was performed and it verified right pneumonia but, it also revealed large (13.3x11.2mm) endobronchial tumor in upper left lobe which wasn’t clinically or radiographically presented. From a bron-chobiopsy, we received an inconclusive PH finding. It was concluded that the best treatment is a surgical sleeve resection lobectomy, which was performed. Definite pathohistological finding was hamartoma and the patient was successfully healed

Key words: hamarthoma; pneumonia; bronchoscopy; sleeve resection.






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