Benign granulomatous polyp obstructing the bronchus

Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Ali Khawaja, Deedar Ali Khawaja, Mehar Hoda, Ahmed Bhimani

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Inflammatory endobronchial polyps are rarely encountered. We report a case of a 14 years old girl with a benigngranulomatous polyp originating in the bronchus. Computed tomography scan showed an intraluminal soft tissue opacitywhile fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed a large soft tissue mass completely occluding the left lower lobe. Rigidbronchoscopy under general anaesthesia identified a fleshy mass in the left main stem bronchus which was excised viabronchoscopy. The histopathology showed benign polyp with non-specific inflammation. The patient's symptoms improvedsubsequently and no recurrence was reported till two years of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Bronchus
  • Granulomatous
  • Inflammatory
  • Polyp
  • Radiological diagnosis
  • Tracheobronchial tree


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