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Giant hamartoma of the lung

  • Shozo Fujino
  • Noriaki Tezuka
  • Satoru Sawai
  • Keiichi Kontani
  • Shuhei Inoue
  • Atsumi Mori
Case Report

Abstract

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 words

giant tumor pulmonary hamartoma enucleation 

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© The Japanese Society of Thoracic and Cadiovascular Surgery 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shozo Fujino
    • 1
  • Noriaki Tezuka
    • 1
  • Satoru Sawai
    • 1
  • Keiichi Kontani
    • 1
  • Shuhei Inoue
    • 1
  • Atsumi Mori
    • 1
  1. 1.Second Department of SurgeryShiga University of Medical ScienceShigaJapan

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