A CASE OF ENDOBRONCHIAL TUMOUR – NEUROFIBROMA
Dr. Prabhat B. Nichkaode*
Among benign tracheobronchial neoplasms, neurofibromas of neurogenic origin are exceedingly rare. In a search of world literature, only few cases of endotracheobronchial neurofibromas were reported. We report another case of a 17 years female who presented to our hospital with the symptoms of recurrent fever, intermittent nonproductive cough and short of breath on exertion. Chest X ray shows total opacity on right side, tracheal shift on right and well compensated Left lung. Bronchoscopy revealed a round tumor obstructing the lumen of the right main bronchus. Computed tomography demonstrated a homogenous tumor located within the right main bronchus with obstructive pneumonitis of the right lung. Right posterolateral thoracotomy done. Bronchotomy done for excision of endobronchial tumour followed by end to end bronchoplasty with live pericardial flap. Endobronchial neurofibroma was confirmed by pathologic examination and immunohistochemical examination.
Keywords: Endobronchial neurofibroma; Thoracotomy; Lung; Neurofibromatosis; Bronchus.
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