Endobronchial endometriosis presenting as central-type lung cancer: a case report
1 Department of Pathology, the First Affiliated Hospital and College of Basic Medical Sciences, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, China
2 Institute of pathology and pathophysiology, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001, China
Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:53 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-53Published: 3 April 2013
A 45-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital for complaining of dyspnea and coughing in the past four months. The computed tomography scanning demonstrated a central lesion in the upper lobe of the left lung close to the hilar, and the subsequent bronchoscopy revealed a polypoid lesion of the distal of the left main bronchus. This patient was diagnosed clinically as “possibly central-type lung cancer”. However, the pathologic result of the surgically excised polypoid lesion was endobronchial endometriosis.
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