General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 87–90

Clear cell carcinoma of the lung

  • Masahiro Kitada
  • Keisuke Ozawa
  • Kazuhiro Sato
  • Satoshi Hayashi
  • Naoyuki Miyokawa
  • Tadahiro Sasajima
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11748-009-0471-8

Cite this article as:
Kitada, M., Ozawa, K., Sato, K. et al. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg (2010) 58: 87. doi:10.1007/s11748-009-0471-8

Abstract

We present here in the case of a patient who underwent resection of clear cell carcinoma of the lung, a rare histological type. A screening test of the 71-yearold woman revealed a 2.0-cm lesion in S4 of the right lung with a diagnosis of bronchioloalveolar carcinoma before resection. Under the guidance of video-assisted thoracoscopy, right middle lobe resection and mediastinal lymph node dissection were performed. The histopathological examination showed clear, slightly acidophilic tumor cells rich in fine granular components proliferating in an alveolar fashion. Immunostaining was diagnostically useful, distinguishing clear cell carcinoma from lung metastasis of renal clear cell carcinoma or clear cell squamous cell carcinoma.

Key words

Lung Lung cancer Clear cell carcinoma Renal cell carcinoma 

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© The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiro Kitada
    • 1
  • Keisuke Ozawa
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Sato
    • 1
  • Satoshi Hayashi
    • 1
  • Naoyuki Miyokawa
    • 2
  • Tadahiro Sasajima
    • 1
  1. 1.First Department of Surgery Asahikawa Medical UniversityAsahikawa, HokkaidoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Surgical PathologyAsahikawa Medical UniversityHokkaidoJapan

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