Of 16 patients with bronchial adenoma who were operated on at Beilinson Medical Center from 1967 to 1980, only three presented the “triad” of cough, hemoptysis, and recurrent pulmonary infections. In two patients the tumor was diagnosed incidentally and in five patients histological evidence of adenoma was made during bronchoscopy. One patient died of myocardial infarction following reoperation for bleeding, and one patient was lost to follow‐up. The remaining 14 patients were followed for 4 to 17 years without evidence of local recurrence or distant metastases. We conclude that the long‐term prognosis of patients with bronchial adenoma is excellent, and limited surgical procedure should be the treatment of choice whenever possible.
- bronchial adenoma