Giant hamartoma of the lung
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In the following case of giant pulmonary hamartoma, a 62-year-old woman exhibited a huge tumor shadow in the right lung field, whilst remaining asymptomatic. A thoracotomy revealed a solid intrapulmonary mass histologically diagnosed as a cartilaginous hamartoma with no evidence of malignancy. The tumor was resected by enucleation and there has been no recurrence for 40 months since surgery. Parenchyma-saving enucleation or excision is a safe and sufficient procedure for peripheral hamartomas of any size.
Index wordsgiant tumor pulmonary hamartoma enucleation
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