ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pulmonary hamartoma and squamous cell carcinoma: a very rare coexistence
Ahmet Önen1, Aydın Şanlı1, Sami Karapolat1, Volkan Karacam1, Aydanur Kargı2
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir
2Departments of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir
Pulmonary hamartoma is the most frequent benign neoplasm of the lung. Although they are benign, malignant transformation or accompaniment by primary lung cancer may rarely be seen. A 38-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of chronic cough and shortness of breath. A computed tomography scan of the thorax showed a 3x2-cm mass at the lower lobe of the left lung, surrounding the left main bronchus. At thoracotomy, frozen section analysis of the mass revealed malignancy, so a left lower lobectomy was performed. Histopathologic diagnosis was hamartoma and squamous cell carcinoma in situ. The patient was asymptomatic during a year’s follow-up.
Keywords : Carcinoma, squamous cell; hamartoma/surgery; lung neoplasms/surgery
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