PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 5 No. 3, 1999

 Report

Bronchial Capillary Hemangioma in Adults

János STRAUSZ, Ibolya SOLTÉSZ

Korányi National Institute of Pulmonology, Budapest, Hungary

 

Two cases with capillary hemangioma of the trachea and the left upper lobe bronchus are presented. The adult patients were referred to the hospital because of hemoptysis and cough. The chest radiographs were normal in both cases. The bronchoscopic examination revealed circumscribed lesions with a capillarized surface protruding into the lumen of the trachea and the left upper lobe bronchus, respectively. The lesions were excised in toto with flexible bronchoscopic forceps. The specimens contained typical capillary hemangiomas without any signs of malignancy. Capillary hemangioma in the bronchial tree is an extremely rare benign lesion in adults. Nevertheless, it should be considered as a possible cause of hemoptysis and cough. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 5, Nr 3, 233-234, 1999

Key words: hemangioma; bronchus; hemoptysis


Received: Mar 25, 1999; accepted: Jun 22, 1999
Correspondence: János STRAUSZ, Korányi National Institute of Pulmonology, Pihenô u. l. Budapest H-1529, Hungary; Tel: 36 1 200 2683; E-mail: str12196@helka.iif.hu

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