Resident's Forum
November 16, 2009

Benign Fibroepithelial Polyp Arising in the BronchusA Case Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations:Department of Surgery, Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.




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Arch Surg. 2009;144(11):1081-1083. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2009.198

Benign endobronchial polyps are rare findings that present a diagnostic dilemma not only for the clinician but also for the pathologist. We describe a man with repeated visits to emergency departments for coughing spells who ultimately underwent bronchoscopy and biopsy. The biopsy specimen was initially diagnosed as a leiomyoma, but the final pathologic diagnosis of the gross specimen was a benign fibroepithelial polyp. We present the clinical history of this patient along with a brief review of the published literature regarding this rare clinical entity.