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Endobronchial lipoma mimicking bronchial carcinoid tumour
  1. Yvonne Nussbaumer-Ochsner1,
  2. Frank Rassouli1,
  3. Frank Uhlmann2,
  4. Robert Thurnheer1
  1. 1Pulmonary Division, Cantonal Hospital of Muensterlingen, Muensterlingen, Switzerland
  2. 2Pathology Division, Cantonal Hospital of Muensterlingen, Muensterlingen, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yvonne Nussbaumer-Ochsner, Pulmonary Division, Cantonal Hospital of Muensterlingen, Spitalcampus 1, Muensterlingen 8596, Switzerland; yvonne.nussbaumer{at}hispeed.ch

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A 68-year-old smoker on aspirin/clopidogrel due to recent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) / stenting presented with intermittent haemoptysis. Bronchoscopy revealed an endoluminal tumour in a right-lower-lobe segment (figure 1). No biopsy was taken due to bleeding risk. Aspirate analysis showed sparse cells with granular cytoplasm, and a presumptive diagnosis of bronchial carcinoid was …

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