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Endobronchial endometriosis presenting as central-type lung cancer: a case report

Juan-Han Yu12, Xu-Yong Lin12, Liang Wang12, Yang Liu12, Chui-Feng Fan12, Yong Zhang12 and En-Hua Wang12*

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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

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:53  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-53

Published: 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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Endometriosis; Bronchus; Pathology; Immunohistochemistry