Bronchial hamartoma

A bronchial hamartoma falls under the same spectrum of pathology as a pulmonary hamartoma (except for their location). An endobronchial location is less common than a peripheral pulmonary location where thay only account for around 1.4-10% of all intrathoracic hamartomas. 

The mean age of the patient at presentation ranges around the 6th to 7th decades. There may be a slight male predominance.

As with other hamartomas, they are comprised of mature cartilage and fat elements with muscle and bone elements also present in some cases.

Although they are benign they can be associated with bronchial obstruction and bleeding on some occasions. Endoscopic treatment with rigid bronchoscopy and lasers provides an excellent outcome and can be offered in patient's having lesions which can causes obstruction.

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rID: 40309
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Endobronchial hamartomas
  • Endobronchial hamartoma
  • Bronchial hamartomas
  • Endobronchial mesenchymoma
  • Endobronchial hamartoma (EH)

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