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Endobronchial lipoma a rare cause of pleural empyema: a case report.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat, Morocco.
Cases Journal 01/2009; 2:6377. DOI: 10.4076/1757-1626-2-6377
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ABSTRACT Benign neoplasm of the endobronchial tree is quite rare, while endobronchial lipoma is extremely rare. The irreversible pulmonary damage is due to progressive bronchial obstruction; even so, pleural empyema is exceptionally encountered in a case of endobronchial lipoma. We report a case of a 47-year-old man who had left lung pneumonia with hemoptysis. The chest computed tomography showed cystic bronchiectasis with pleural effusion, Flexible bronchoscopy revealed a round tumor on the left main bronchus.

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