Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57--59

Endobronchial lipoma: A rare indication for a lobectomy


Osemobor Kennedy1, Gnanamuthu Birla Roy3, Mayank Gupta2 
1 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India; Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
2 Department of General Pathology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Osemobor Kennedy
Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City

Endobronchial lipomas are rare benign tumors of the respiratory tract. We describe a 61-year-old male with a history of recurrent pneumonia and hemoptysis whose computed tomography scan revealed a destroyed left lower lobe of lung caused by an endobronchial tumor. A bronchoscopic biopsy was suggestive of a lipoma. He underwent a left lower lobectomy since there was irreversible damage to the lower lobe beyond the obstruction. With this report, we stress the importance of early diagnosis of such tumors which could have made an endobronchial resection possible without resorting to a lung resection, thus preserving lung function.


How to cite this article:
Kennedy O, Roy GB, Gupta M. Endobronchial lipoma: A rare indication for a lobectomy.Niger J Surg Sci 2017;27:57-59


How to cite this URL:
Kennedy O, Roy GB, Gupta M. Endobronchial lipoma: A rare indication for a lobectomy. Niger J Surg Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 15 ];27:57-59
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