Benign tumours of the bronchopulmonary system

Katherine Syred, Iain Morrison, Annikka Weissferdt

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The vast majority of tumours arising in the bronchopulmonary system are malignant in nature. Benign tumours of the lung are relatively rare and are often incidental findings during clinical investigations for unrelated conditions. These lesions can arise in the bronchial tree or the pulmonary parenchyma and may be of epithelial, mesenchymal, salivary gland-type or unknown differentiation. Although the spectrum of these lesions is wide, the clinical, pathological and immunohistochemical characteristics of the most relevant will be the subject of this review. In addition, the most important features allowing differentiation from malignant pulmonary neoplasms will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)918-931
Number of pages14
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jun 2021


  • benign tumours
  • bronchus
  • lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology


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