Three Cases With a Lung Abscess and Bronchial Inflammatory Polyps

Yoshiyuki Kurose, Norio Kodaka, Kumiko Kashiwa, Yuuki Kamata, Haruhi Kouno, Chihiro Nakano, Kayo Sugawa, Tetsuro Sawata, Atsuo Miura, Toru Yamagishi, Nobuyuki Hatanaka, Hirotaka Kamemura, Asako Kitahara, Yuki Yokouchi, Ken Sanno


Three patients who had a lung abscess and bronchial inflammatory polyps are presented. The patients, all males, were 45, 65, and 74 years old. Imaging studies showed a lung abscess, and bronchoscopy revealed protruding lesions in the involved bronchi. The histological findings were inflammatory polyps. In all cases, the inflammatory polyps regressed with systemic antibiotic treatment, and the lung abscess improved. These cases were interesting in terms of the etiology of bronchial inflammatory polyps.

J Med Cases. 2010;1(3):98-102


Benign inflammatory polyps; Bronchial inflammatory polyp; Bronchial stenosis; Lung abscess

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