Dumbbell Shaped Exophytic and Endobronchial Lipomatous Hamartoma

ArticleinThe Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 57(2):122-4 · April 2009with1 Read
Impact Factor: 0.98 · DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-989350 · Source: PubMed


    A 63-year-old man presented with a dumbbell-shaped mass obstructing his left upper lobe. He underwent a left upper lobectomy for suspected malignancy. An unexpected pathological diagnosis of endobronchial lipomatous hamartoma was made. Only 6 other cases have been reported in the English literature and only two cases were both endobronchial and exophytic.