Endobronchial hamartoma is a rare tumour. We report a 65-year-old woman with a history of recurrent pneumonia. Bronchoscopy revealed a 1 cm endobronchial mass obstructing the left upper lobe bronchus. Histopathological examination was consistent with a pulmonary hamartoma. This lesion was successfully debulked endoscopically with the use of a flexible cryoprobe without any complications. This case highlights both the importance of investigating recurrent pneumonia and the usefulness of endoscopic recanalisation in an obstructed segmental bronchus.
- pneumonia (respiratory medicine)
- mechanical ventilation
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Contributors BHN and HJL took the lead in writing the manuscript and literature review. BHN and HJL wrote the manuscript with input from all authors. ABY-L and MF were involved in literature review. BHN and HJL wrote the manuscript in consultation with ABY-L and MF. All authors provided critical feedback and helped shape the manuscript.
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