Bronchial glomus tumor mimicking a COPD exacerbation

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2011.221

Authors

  • F. Ravenna Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Sperimentale, Sezione di Malattie dell’Apparato Respiratorio, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • S. Saturni Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Sperimentale, Sezione di Malattie dell’Apparato Respiratorio, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • A. Casalini Respiratory Diseases, Thoracic Endoscopy Unit, University Hospital of Parma, Italy.
  • F.P. Pilato Section of Pathology, University Hospital of Parma, Italy.
  • C. Pasquini Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Sperimentale, Sezione di Malattie dell’Apparato Respiratorio, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • G. Caramori | gaetano.caramori@unife.it Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Sperimentale, Sezione di Malattie dell’Apparato Respiratorio, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • A. Papi Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica Sperimentale, Sezione di Malattie dell’Apparato Respiratorio, University of Ferrara, Italy.

Abstract

We report the case of a glomus tumor originating in the left main bronchus diagnosed in a 79 year old Caucasian man. A glomus tumor is an extremely rare neoplasm in the bronchi with nonspecific clinical features. Bronchoscopy allows the diagnosis through biopsy and subsequent histopathological examination of the tissue and in selected cases may represent a valid alternative to surgery permitting a radical tumor excision.

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2015-12-10
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Keywords:
Glomus tumor, Central airway tumors
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How to Cite
Ravenna, F., S. Saturni, A. Casalini, F.P. Pilato, C. Pasquini, G. Caramori, and A. Papi. 2015. “Bronchial Glomus Tumor Mimicking a COPD Exacerbation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 75 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2011.221.

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