A giant endobronchial inflammatory polyp

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ibrahim DinçerSedat Altin


Bronchial inflammatory polyps are defined as tumor-like lesions. They are usually related to chronic inflammatory processes in the adult. Because they may cause complications, they should be surgically removed. A 55-year-old male patient had been followed for recurrent pulmonary infections for 40 years. His main symptoms were orthopnea and hemoptysis upon admission to our hospital. A chest computerized tomography (CT) revealed bronchiectasis located at the right middle lobe and lower lobe and obstruction of the main bronchus at the level of carina. In bronchoscopy a mobile polypoid pinkish lesion protruding to the trachea was observed. We performed an inferior bilobectomy. The pathological examination revealed an endobronchial fibroepithelial polyp. The presence of a giant endobronchial polyp with chronic respiratory symptoms over an extended period of time and the rarity of information pertaining to these lesions in the literature provoked intrigue and constituted a worthy presentation.


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