Endobronchial tumor in children: Unusual finding in recurrent pneumonia, report of three cases
Silvia Madafferi, Vincenzo D Catania, Antonella Accinni, Alessandro Inserra, Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital-Resarch Institute, 00152 Rome, Italy
Renata Boldrini, Department of Pathology, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital-Resarch Institute, 00152 Rome, Italy
Author contributions: Madafferi S, Accinni A and Inserra A designed the report; Boldrini R performed the histopatological analyses; Madafferi S and Catania VD collected the patient’s clinical data; Madafferi S, Catania VD and Accinni A analyzed the data and wrote the paper; all authors revisited and approved the final manuscript.
Ethics approval: The study was reviewed and approved by the Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent: All study partecipants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest: No conflicts of interest were declared by the authors.
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Correspondence to: Vincenzo D Catania, MD, Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital-Resarch Institute, p.zza Sant’Onofrio, 4, 00152 Rome, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 25, 2014
Peer-review started: November 26, 2014
First decision: January 8, 2015
Revised: January 27, 2015
Accepted: March 30, 2015
Article in press: April 2, 2015
Published online: May 8, 2015