Prior to 19281 little was known concerning the clinical and pathologic aspects of benign polypoid epithelial tumors of the bronchus. These were frequently thought to be atypical carcinoma. Clinically, many patients with such tumors were considered as having diverse forms of bronchopulmonary disease and were consequently subjected to incorrect and often protracted forms of treatment. In recent years a better understanding of these tumors has been brought about by the development of bronchoscopy, advances in thoracic surgery and clinicopathologic studies. A number of excellent investigations during the last decade have shown this group of bronchial tumors to be fundamentally benign and amenable to surgical treatment.
The following case illustrates many of the characteristics of this particular type of lesion.
REPORT OF CASE
Mrs. C. G., a 22 year old white woman, entered The Dalles Hospital on May 25, 1938, for treatment of a chronic lung abscess. On two occasions
MASON DG, COBERTH T. ADENOMA OF THE BRONCHUS WITH SUCCESSFUL PNEUMONECTOMYREPORT OF A CASE. Arch Surg. 1942;45(4):542-550. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01220040038004