A rare cause of an endobronchial tumour in children: the role of interventional bronchoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of tumours while preserving anatomy and lung function.

@article{Breen2008ARC,
  title={A rare cause of an endobronchial tumour in children: the role of interventional bronchoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of tumours while preserving anatomy and lung function.},
  author={David Patrick Breen and Jean-Christophe Dubus and Bruno Chetaille and M. D. Vela Payan and Herv{\'e} Dutau},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={
          444-8
        }
}
An 11-year-old girl was referred to our institution with complete obstruction of the left main stem bronchus by an endoluminal mass and was successfully treated by a combination of laser and mechanical debulking. Coring of the mass both allowed histological diagnosis (inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour) and definitive treatment with no recurrence after 3 years of follow-up. This case report emphasizes the major role of interventional bronchoscopy in the management of tumoural obstruction in… CONTINUE READING
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