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Surgery Today

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 243–246 | Cite as

Endobronchial Neurogenic Tumors Treated by Transbronchial Electrical Snaring and Nd-YAG Laser Abrasion: Report of Three Cases

  • Hidemi Suzuki
  • Yasuo Sekine
  • Shinichiro Motohashi
  • Masako Chiyo
  • Makoto Suzuki
  • Yukiko Haga
  • Kenzo Hiroshima
  • Hidemi Ohwada
  • Toshihiko Iizasa
  • Yukio Saitoh
  • Masayuki Baba
  • Takehiko Fujisawa
Article

Abstract

Neurogenic benign tumors arising from the trachea and bronchus are relatively rare. We experienced three cases of neurofibroma of the bronchus which were successfully treated by transbronchial electrical snaring and Nd-YAG laser abrasion. The first was a 67-year-old man with right lung cancer, who was pointed out to have a neurofibroma in the left main bronchus. The second was a 34-year-old man with an obstruction in the right main bronchus due to neurofibroma. The third was a 66-year-old woman with a complete obstruction in the left main bronchus due to schwannoma. All patients were successfully treated to remove the tumors and obtain a patency of the bronchus by transbronchial electrical snaring and Nd-YAG laser abrasion. We also review 23 reported cases of endobronchial neurogenic tumors and discuss the efficacy of endoscopic treatments for endobronchial neurogenic tumors.

Key words

Endobronchial neurogenic tumor Electrical snaring Nd-YAG laser 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hidemi Suzuki
    • 1
  • Yasuo Sekine
    • 1
  • Shinichiro Motohashi
    • 1
  • Masako Chiyo
    • 1
  • Makoto Suzuki
    • 1
  • Yukiko Haga
    • 2
  • Kenzo Hiroshima
    • 2
  • Hidemi Ohwada
    • 2
  • Toshihiko Iizasa
    • 1
  • Yukio Saitoh
    • 1
  • Masayuki Baba
    • 1
  • Takehiko Fujisawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryGraduate School of Medicine, Chiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Basic PathologyGraduate School of Medicine, Chiba UniversityChibaJapan

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