Virchows Archiv A

, Volume 359, Issue 4, pp 315–329 | Cite as

Glomustumor (sog. Chemodektom) der Lunge

Pathologisch-anatomische und biochemische Befunde
  • M. H. Blessing
  • F. Borchard
  • W. Lenz
Article

Zusammenfassung

Bei einer 88jährigen Patientin wurde bei der Obduktion als Nebenbefund ein Lungentumor beobachtet, der nach Angaben etwa 20 Jahre bestand und über 3 Jahre röntgenologisch unverändert geblieben war. Es handelt sich um eine 5 × 7 cm große, gefäßreiche, scharf abgegrenzte Geschwulst im rechten Lungenunterlappen. Das histologische Bild zeigte die typischen Strukturen eines sog. Chemodektoms oder Glomuszelltumors. Die elektronenmikroskopische Untersuchung ließ katecholaminhaltige sog. „dense cored“ Partikel erkennen, die in der fluorescenzmikroskopischen und insbesondere in der biochemischen Untersuchung als noradrenalinhaltig identifiziert werden konnten. Es ist dies nach unserer Kenntnis der vierte in der Literatur berichtete Fall eines Glomustumors der Lunge.

Glomus tumour (so-called chemodectoma) of the lung

Pathological and biochemical findings

Summary

The autopsy of a 88-year-old female patient revealed a lung tumour as an incidental finding. This lesion had been known about for 20 years and had apparently not changed for the last 3 years. The growth was in the right lower lung, measured 5 × 7 cm and was well circumscribed and rich in vessels. The histological picture showed structures typical of a glomus tumour, a so-called chemodectoma. Electron microscopy revealed “dense cored particles” which were shown by fluorescence microscopy and biochemical investigations to contain noradrenalin. As far as we know, this is the fourth case of a glomus tumour of the lung reported in literature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Blessing
    • 1
  • F. Borchard
    • 1
  • W. Lenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Pathologisches Institut der Universität DüsseldorfGermany

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