Pleomorphic adenoma of the lung; report of a case

M. Noda, T. Tabata, Y. Yamane

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A 67-year-old woman was admitted because of an abnormal shadow on the chest X-ray film. Chest computed tomography (CT) film revealed a peripheral mass in the middle lower lobe of the lung. We performed open lung biopsy and diagnosed as a benign epithelial adenoma but not ruled out adenocarcinoma completely by intraoperative examination of frozen sections. We operated right middle lobectomy and mediastinal lymph nodes dissections. Histological examination confirmed pleomorphic adenoma. We examined salivary glands, but didn't find the focus of that. The patient had been well for three years postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1076
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov


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