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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-28

Endobronchial leiomyoma

Department of Pulmonology, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Vyshnavi Rajeev
Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/japt.japt_1_23

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Leiomyomas are rare benign tumors of the lung. They arise from the smooth muscle cells of the bronchial wall and the interstitium or from the smooth muscles of the arterioles. Symptoms are chiefly based on the degree to which bronchial obstruction occurs. Bronchoscopic intervention or lung sparing surgical resection are the treatments of choice. In leiomyomas that are accessible by bronchoscopy and confined to airway, bronchoscopic resection appears to be safe and effective. This case is being reported because of the rarity of this condition and the need to recognise the role for endobronchial intervention, thereby, avoiding major surgical procedures with the attendant risk of morbidity due to surgery.

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