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A Case of Pulmonary Hamartoma Mimicking Pulmonary Tuberculoma

Harveen Kaur, Dilbag Singh, Naveen Pandhi

Keywords : Chest X-ray, contrast-enhanced computed tomography chest, histopathological evaluation, pulmonary hamartoma, tuberculoma

Citation Information : Kaur H, Singh D, Pandhi N. A Case of Pulmonary Hamartoma Mimicking Pulmonary Tuberculoma. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (1):74-76.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_106_21

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Pulmonary hamartomas are rare, benign lung tumors. They are usually asymptomatic, and are present as solitary or multiple, round nodules. Here, we report an unusual presentation of pulmonary hamartoma in a 60-year-old male, mimicking pulmonary tuberculoma. Histopathological examination subsequent to wedge resection confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary hamartoma.

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