A case of growing endobronchial glandular papilloma

Jin Choi Byung, Won Hwang Jin, Hyun Jung Jae, Heon Lee Seung, Min Lee Young, Jin Jung Soo, Woon Song Jong, Dong Kim Hyun, Hyun Kyung Lee

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Pulmonary papillomas are rare benign epithelial neoplasms arising in bronchial surface epithelium. They are categorized by a variety of cell types including squamous, glandular, and mixed squamous and glandular type. Among them, glandular papilloma is extremely rare and has not been reported in Korea. The patient was a 52 year-old man presenting with a 4-months' history of recurrent hemoptysis. Bronchofiberoscopy revealed a whitish, glistening, and polypoid mass lesion at the proximal bronchus in the basal segment of the left lower lung. Bronchoscopic biopsy was performed; papillary fronds lined by ciliated or nonciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium were noted on histologic findings. We present the first case of glandular papilloma in Korea. Two years later, the patient visited our hospital again due to hemoptysis. On follow-up bronchoscopy, a mass that had been found previously showed an increase in size. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Endobronchial
  • Glandular papilloma
  • Hemoptysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases


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