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November 1951

ADENOMA OF BRONCHUS IN A NINE-YEAR-OLD CHILD

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Pediatric and Surgical Services of Harlem Hospital, Morris Gleich, M.D., Pediatric Director, and Louis T. Wright, M.D., Surgical Director.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(5):587-592. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040607009
Abstract

ADENOMA of the bronchus is a rare tumor in the pediatric age group. It is probably one of the most controversial neoplasms in thoracic surgery because of its malignant tendencies. Since the inception of the Children's Tumor Registry about 10 years ago, no cases have been reported directly to the Registry.1 However, several large series of cases of bronchial adenoma which include those of a few children 11 yr. of age or older have been reported in the literature.2

The following case of bronchial adenoma is being presented not only because of the condition's rarity but also because of the development of the middle-lobe syndrome as a complication.

REPORT OF A CASE  First Admission.—A. T. (49-12860), a 9-yr.-old Negro girl, was admitted to Harlem Hospital on Aug. 24, 1948, with a history of a chronic, nonproductive cough of four months' duration and hemoptysis (approximately 240 cc. of

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