Bronchial Adenoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Charles W Van Way, III, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Aspergillosis: This may occur in association with malignant disorders. Uncommonly, it accompanies benign carcinoid and can lead to a delay in diagnosis of the adenoma.

Recurrent lobar pneumonia: Consider primary endobronchial tumor as the etiology, especially in children.

Asthma: The misdiagnosis of asthma is not an uncommon error with obstructing tracheobronchial lesions.

Differential Diagnoses

  • Bronchogenic carcinomas

  • Granulomatous diseases

  • Hamartoma

  • Metastatic cancer

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the trachea