Resection of the entire left mainstem bronchus for an inflammatory pseudotumor.


We present the case of a 16-year-old white girl with a history of recurrent postobstructive pneumonia. Chest roentgenogram, chest computed tomography, and bronchoscopy revealed a mass in the left mainstem bronchus with an exophytic component. Multiple bronchoscopic biopsies confirmed the mass to be an inflammatory pseudotumor. After failing months of… (More)