A patient with endobronchial granular cell tumor incidentally discovered during a careful examination of pulmonary tuberculosis

Masahiro Hirose, Soichi Tachikawa, Takahiko Horiguchi, Rieko Kondo, Mamoru Shiga, Yasushi Sasaki, Tomohiro Ito, Hiroshi Torigoe, Nobuyuki Hayashi, Daisuke Oohira, Kashin Kobayashi

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Abstract

The patient, a 54-year-old male, had a cough since January 2004. A health examination demonstrated an abnormal shadow in the thoracic region, and the patient was referred to our Respiratory Medicine Department in late-March, 2004. Since an infiltrative shadow was observed in the right upper S2 by imaging of the thoracic region, the patient was admitted for further evaluation. No abnormalities in the right upper lobar branch were detected in the visual field on TBLB, but the patient was diagnosed as having pulmonary tuberculosis based on examination of the bronchial wash in the right B2. A white flat protruding lesion was observed at the entrance of the right B9, 10, and the lesion was diagnosed as granular cell tumor in the bronchial tube by biopsy. Since the tumor with a diameter of approximately 5 mm was relatively small and coexisted with pulmonary tuberculosis, the patient has been under observation while undergoing treatment with 4 antituberculosis drugs in the outpatient department.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-770
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Chest Diseases
Volume65
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 19-09-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Hirose, M., Tachikawa, S., Horiguchi, T., Kondo, R., Shiga, M., Sasaki, Y., Ito, T., Torigoe, H., Hayashi, N., Oohira, D., & Kobayashi, K. (2006). A patient with endobronchial granular cell tumor incidentally discovered during a careful examination of pulmonary tuberculosis. Japanese Journal of Chest Diseases, 65(8), 764-770.