Is the solitary papilloma of the bronchus always a benign tumor?

G. C. Roviaro, F. Varoli, C. Arslan Pagnini

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99 pulmonary resections for benign tumors were performed during the period 1967-1978. 4 patients showed bronchial papilloma. Solitary papilloma of the bronchus is one of the rarest benign tumors; the differences of multiple papillomatosis and inflammatory polyp arc stressed. Malignant change was observed in 3 of the 4 cases. The 4 patients presented a 2- to 5-year history of hemoptysis episodes and radiographic aspects characterized by intermittent atelectasis. Radical surgery is the only satisfactory therapy; endoscopic removal of the neoplasm is often incomplete and unsatisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1981


  • Benign pulmonary tumors
  • Malignant change in benign tumors
  • Solitary papilloma of the bronchus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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