ADENOMA of the bronchus is a rare tumor in the pediatric age group. It is probably one of the most controversial neoplasms in thoracic surgery because of its malignant tendencies. Since the inception of the Children's Tumor Registry about 10 years ago, no cases have been reported directly to the Registry.1 However, several large series of cases of bronchial adenoma which include those of a few children 11 yr. of age or older have been reported in the literature.2
The following case of bronchial adenoma is being presented not only because of the condition's rarity but also because of the development of the middle-lobe syndrome as a complication.
REPORT OF A CASE
First Admission.—A. T. (49-12860), a 9-yr.-old Negro girl, was admitted to Harlem Hospital on Aug. 24, 1948, with a history of a chronic, nonproductive cough of four months' duration and hemoptysis (approximately 240 cc. of