Primary endobronchial leiomyosarcoma: Diagnosis following expectoration of tumor fragment

Sin Hyung Lee, Jae Jeong Shim, Jae Seung Shin, Man Jong Baek, Young Ho Choi, Min Kyung Kim, Cheol Hwan Kim, Sang Youb Lee, Jae Youn Jo, Kwang Ho In, Se Hwa You, Kyung Ho Kang

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A case is presented with spontaneous expectoration of a small piece of solid tissue. Pathologic examination of the expectorated tissue was found to be consistent with leiomyosarcoma. After further work-up, there was no evidence of another primary site of leiomyosarcoma except for the right lower lobe. Right lower lobectomy was performed. The surgical specimen showed a tumor that was histologically identical to the patient's previous expectorated tissue. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of partial expectoration of a primary endobronchial leiomyosarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Bronchial leiomyosarcoma
  • Expectoration
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Sputum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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