ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A rare case of peripherally located non-bronchial pulmonary mucous gland adenoma
Ahmet Uluşan1, Zeynep Bayramoğlu2, Maruf Şanlı3, Kemal Bakır4
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kahramanmaraş Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Sanko University, Gaziantep, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.15357
Pulmonary mucous gland adenomas are rare benign tumors, which need to be differentiated from malign lung masses. The differential diagnosis is of particular importance for those arising from lung parenchyma in atypical locations. In this article, we report a 70-year-old male patient, who had complaints of cough and expectoration for almost two years. Chest computed tomography showed a 1 cm nodule at the left lower lobe of lung. The tumor was totally resected with mini-thoracotomy and wedge resection and sent to the pathology department for a frozen examination. The frozen result was reported as benign. The pathological diagnosis was mucous gland adenoma. The patient had no postoperative complication and made a complete recovery. Pulmonary mucous adenomas may rarely originate from lung parenchyma and be seen in patients with peripherally located lung lesions.
Keywords : Bronchial neoplasms; differential diagnosis; mucinous adenoma surgery; video-assisted thoracic surgery
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