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Endobronchial Myxoma

An Uncommon Entity

Mukherjee, Arindam, MD, DM*; Agarwal, Ritesh, MD, DM*; Dhooria, Sahajal, MD, DM*; Singh, Pawan, MD*; Bal, Amanjit, MD; Singh, Harkant, MS; Sehgal, Inderpaul S., MD, DM*

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology: October 2018 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 335–339
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000503
Case Reports

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

Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or other disclosures.

Reprints: Inderpaul S. Sehgal, MD, DM, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160012, India (e-mail:

Received November 27, 2017

Accepted February 20, 2018

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