Case report| Volume 24, ISSUE 4, P732-738, October 1948

Endobronchial polypoid hamartochondroma

Review of the literature and report of a case
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      Endobronchial polypoid hamartochondroma is a rare lesion, only thirteen cases having been reported. These tumors are clearly related to, but should be differentiated from, other hamartomas of the lung. The endobronchial polypoid hamartochondroma produces symptoms by partial or complete bronchial obstruction. If accessible, bronchoscopic removal is indicated. If inaccessible at bronchoscopy or if permanent pulmonary damage has followed the obstruction, lobectomy may be indicated.
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