Giant endobronchial inflammatory polyp

DİNÇER İ., DEMİR A., AKIN H., Melek H., Altin S.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.80, no.6, pp.2353-2356, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2004.07.038
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2353-2356
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Bronchial inflammatory polyps are defined as tumor-like lesions. They are usually related to chronic inflammatory processes in the adult. Because they may cause complications, they should be surgically removed. A 55-year-old male patient had been followed for recurrent pulmonary infections for 40 years. His main symptoms were orthopnea and hemoptysis upon admission to our hospital. A chest computerized tomography (CT) revealed bronchiectasis located at the right middle lobe and lower lobe and obstruction of the main bronchus at the level of carina. In bronchoscopy a mobile polypoid pinkish lesion protruding to the trachea was observed. We performed an inferior bilobectomy. The pathological examination revealed an endobronchial fibroepithelial polyp. The presence of a giant endobronchial polyp with chronic respiratory symptoms over an extended period of time and the rarity of information pertaining to these lesions in the literature provoked intrigue and constituted a worthy presentation.