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Primary endobronchial leiomyoma - endoscopic laser resection.
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PMID:  21549665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Leiomyomas account for less than 2% of all benign lung tumors. Only one third is endobronchial in location, usually presenting as primary solitary lesions and airway obstruction findings. Literature on primary endobronchial leiomyomas is therefore scarce, with a few more than 100 cases being reported. We describe a case of a 44-year-old female that presented with bronchial asthma like symptoms and an obstructive pneumonia, due to a right main bronchus primary leiomyoma that was successfully resected using Nd:YAG laser through rigid bronchoscopy. Purpose of this case is to enhance the rarity of primary endobronchial leiomyoma diagnosis and report the relevance of laser resection in its definitive treatment. A brief review on lung leiomyomas is discussed over the text.
A P Vaz; A Magalhães; C Bartosch; G Fernandes; A Marques
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de pneumologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0873-2159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9813736     Medline TA:  Rev Port Pneumol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Serviço de Pneumologia, Hospital São João, Porto, Portugal.
Vernacular Title:
Leiomioma endobrônquico primário - ressecção laser endoscópica.
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