Benign tumors of the lung and upper respiratory tract constitute approximately 5% of all respiratory tract tumors. These lung tumors are a heterogeneous group of benign lesions originating from pulmonary tissues. Because benign tumors can present in exactly the same way as malignant lesions, the biggest difficulty facing physicians is how to differentiate between the two lesions. Benign lung tumors include hamartomas, leiomyomas, bronchial adenomas, chondromas, lipomas, fibromas, hemangiomas, teratomas, pseudolymphomas and endometriomas. The most common of these benign tumors of the lung is the hamartoma.
The goal of this benign lung tumors continuing education program is to provide surgical technologists with knowledge about benign lung tumors, including presentation and management. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
- Explain the possible complications of untreated hamartomas
- Demonstrate video-assisted techniques to deal with benign lung tumors
- Discuss the available treatment modalities and limitations of therapy for benign lung tumors
This course is intended for surgical techs from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2015.
This continuing education activity is approved for 1.75 CE credits by the Association of Surgical Technologists, Inc., for continuing education for the Certified Surgical Technologist and Certified Surgical First Assistant. This recognition does not imply that AST approves or endorses any product or products that are discussed or mentioned in enduring material.
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