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Endobronchial hamartoma treated by an Nd-YAG laser: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9786584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endobronchial hamartomas are only rarely encountered. They cause irreversible lung damage due to bronchial obstruction if not diagnosed early and treated properly. Among the various treatments for this rare disease, a surgical resection remains the most popular. We herein report a case of a 53-year-old man presenting with an endobronchial hamartoma which was successfully excised by laser irradiation via a rigid bronchoscope, along with a review of 113 patients with this disease reported in the literature.
H Tajima; Y Hayashi; T Maehara; T Morohoshi; T Imada; T Amano; J Kondoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-16     Completed Date:  1998-12-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1078-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Yokohama City University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchial Diseases / therapy*
Hamartoma / therapy*
Laser Therapy* / methods
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-00-8/Neodymium; 7440-65-5/Yttrium

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