Resection of endobronchial hamartoma causing recurrent hemoptysis by electrocautery and cryotherapy.

@article{Uar2014ResectionOE,
  title={Resection of endobronchial hamartoma causing recurrent hemoptysis by electrocautery and cryotherapy.},
  author={Nazire Uçar and Serdar Akpinar and Zafer Aktaş and Tuğrul Şipit and Esra Ozaydin},
  journal={Hippokratia},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={355-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hamartomas are rare benign tumors of the lung with an incidence of 0.025%-0.32%. Endobronchial benign lesions can cause bronchial obstruction and recurrent respiratory infections or obstructive pneumonia and recurrent hemopthysis. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old male with recurrent hemoptysis and pneumonias for a year, was referred to our department for an endoscopic resection of an endobronchial hamartoma. Initially he refused any intervention but, as he suffered additional… CONTINUE READING
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