Lung Hamartoma – Diagnosis and Treatment
Vojislav Radosavljevic, Vera Gardijan, Milica Brajkovic, Zoran Andric
Med Arh. 2012; 66(4): 281-282
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 (13.3×11.2mm) 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.
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