A 31-year-old woman presented with progressive breathlessness since 1 year. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed a vascular tumor completely occluding the right main bronchus. A diagnosis of primary endobronchial myxoma was made. Tumor debulking was performed using rigid bronchoscopy. This enabled right lower lobectomy. A literature search yielded 12 cases of primary pulmonary myxoma, and only 2 previous reports of endobronchial myxoma. Most tumors were incidentally detected and were cured surgically. Endobronchial myxomas are rare and are usually asymptomatic. Treatment involves surgical excision. Rigid bronchoscopy serves as a bridge to surgery and can reduce the extent of surgery.
Departments of *Pulmonary Medicine
‡Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Reprints: Inderpaul S. Sehgal, MD, DM, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160012, India (e-mail: email@example.com).
Received November 27, 2017
Accepted February 20, 2018