Therapeutic Relief of Benign Endobronchial Tumors


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Abstract

Benign pulmonary tumors are a rare entity but have been historically managed with surgical resection. When located endobronchially, they may be amenable to endoscopic therapy. We reviewed the literature for studies addressing endobronchial management of benign endobronchial tumors. We discovered an assortment of case series and retrospective cohorts describing innovative treatment modalities for patients with endobronchial disease that can be attempted before contemplating surgical options. When modalities are carefully selected and executed by an experienced operator, adverse events are minimal. Endobronchial devitalizing and debulking offers an effective method of removing benign endobronchial tumors that can spare the symptomatic patient invasive surgery.

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