[A case of bronchial glomus tumor].Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 2010; 48(4):303-6NK
A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a cough and hemoptysis. Chest CT and bronchoscopy demonstrated a polypoid tumor in the truncus intermedius. The pathological diagnosis of the biopsy specimens was glomus tumor, which is an extremely rare tumor of the respiratory tract. We performed a successful bronchoscopic removal of the tumor using a high-frequency-wave snare and microwave coagulation. After one year of follow-up, there was no recurrence. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the 24th report of a tracheobronchial glomus tumor.