Carmine Guarino1, Cristiano Cesaro1*, Giuseppe La Cerra1, Raffaella Lucci2, Flavio Cesaro3, Enzo Zamparelli4 and Giuseppe Fiorentino5
1Bronchology Unit, Monaldi Hospital Napoli, Italy
2Pathological Anatomy Unit, Monaldi Hospital Napoli, Italy
3Emergency Unit C.T.O. Hospital Napoli, Italy
4Anesthesia and Resuscitation Unit, Monaldi Hospital Napoli, Italy
5Subintensive Care Unit, Cotugno Hospital Napoli, Italy
Pulmonary hamartomas represent the most frequent family of benign lung tumors that typically involve the lung parenchyma and only rarely grow as endobronchial tumors. The elective treatment of endobronchial hamartoma is the bronchoscopic resection, and in those cases in which tumor extension and localization makes it not possible, surgical treatment must be evaluated. Patients with symptomatic COVID-19, hospitalized, frequently undergo a chest CT scan and in some cases, occasional findings may emerge, requiring diagnostic investigations such as bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology procedures. In this article authors describe, for the first time in literature, a rare case of endobronchial hamartoma radically resected using a single use bronchoscope, in a young female patient hospitalized for symptomatic COVID-19.
Endobronchial hamartoma; Disposable bronchoscope; COVID-19
Guarino C, Cesaro C, La Cerra G, Lucci R, Cesaro F, Zamparelli E, et al. Endobronchial Hamartoma in COVID-19 Woman: Radical Treatment with a Disposable Bronchoscope. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3382..