Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 43(6); 1996 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1996;43(6):1028-1034.
DOI:    Published online December 1, 1996.
Two cases of bronchial leiomyoma resectedby Nd-YAG laser under flexible bronchoscopy.
Hojoong Kim, Woo Heon Kang, Soo Jung Kang, Man Pyo Chung, Dong Chull Choi, O Jung Kwon, Chong H. Rhee, Yong Choi Han
Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
The leiomyoma of the bronchus is a very rare benign tumor in the lower respiratory tract. Though classical treatment of the branchial leiomyoma is surgical resection, bronchoscopic tumor resection has been recently applied to selected cases. We experienced two cases of bronchial leiomyomas which were successfully resected under flexible bronchoscopy using Nd-YAG laser and bronchial snare. We speculated that bronchoscopic resection of the bronchial leiomyoma would be an effective and safe way of treatment, and more technical developments should follow.
Key Words: Leiomyoma, Bronchoscopy, Nd-YAG laser

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