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Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Bronchial Tumours

The causes of hyperinflation or persistent collapse of the lung in the neonate are numerous. Obstructive disorders must be ruled out, usually by performing diagnostic bronchoscopy. Causes may be intraluminal, such as granulation polyps caused by repetitive suctioning, mucous plugs, or even rarer disorders, such as a bronchial tumour (Figure 1 and 2). Extraluminal compression by vascular anomalies or tumours must also be excluded.

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Figure 1. MRI of chest showing obstruction of left main bronchus by tumour.

Figure 2. Endoscopic photo of adenoma of left main bronchus.