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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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BOF, Antônio Mauro et al. Endobronchial lipoma. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2005, vol.31, n.6, pp.555-558. ISSN 1806-3756.

Lipomas are benign neoplasms composed primarily of adipose tissue and may be located in various parts of the body. The case reported is that of a patient who sought medical assistance complaining of recurring pneumonia. After diagnostic procedures, including chest X-ray and computed tomography scan of the chest, endobronchial lesion with fat density was suspected. The diagnostic hypothesis was endobronchial lipoma. This hypothesis was confirmed after surgical intervention. The aim of this study was to report this case of endobronchial lipoma and to review the available literature on the subject.

Keywords : Pneumonia [complications]; Recurrence; Bronchial neoplasms [surgery]; Lipoma [surgery]; Tomography, X-ray computed; Case reports.

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