Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 57(3): 178-179
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038469
Case Reports

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Rare Tumor of the Tracheobronchial Tree: Solitary Squamous Papilloma

Y. O. Lee1 , D. H. Kim1 , C. H. Kim2 , T. I. Park3 , S. Cho1
  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardovascular Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • 3Department of Pathology, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea
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Publication History

received November 30, 2007

Publication Date:
27 March 2009 (online)


A 64-year-old woman presented with an intractable cough and purulent sputum, and a chest CT revealed a mass within the left lower lobar bronchial orifice. A flexible bronchoscopy demonstrated a red, glistening, nodular single lesion, obstructing the lumen of the left lower lobe of the bronchus, and biopsy of the specimen showed squamous papilloma. Surgical resection was selected for the definite treatment, and a simple left lower lobectomy was performed. Histopathological examination revealed a 1.2 × 1.0 cm sized bronchial obstructing mass and the diagnosis of squamous papilloma was confirmed with low p53, Ki-67 (less than 5 %) and focal weak positive CEA expression. The patient had an uncomplicated postoperative course and remains asymptomatic 3 months afterwards.


MD Sukki Cho

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