ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Primary pulmonary glomangioma
Muhammet Reha Çelik1, Nurhan Şahin2, Ayşe Nur Akatlı2, Hakkı Ulutaş1
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
2Departments of Medical Pathology, Medical Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13039
Glomangiomas are benign soft tissue tumors derived from the glomus bodies surrounding arteriovenous anastomoses. In this article, we report a 40-year-old female patient admitted to our clinic due to chest pain whose computed tomography of the chest revealed a solitary lesion of 4 cm in diameter. The lesion was removed with video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection. The histopathological diagnosis was reported as glomangioma. Glomus bodies almost never exist in the lung parenchyma; thus, pulmonary glomangiomas are extremely rare lesions. They can easily be confused with more common primary or metastatic lesions of the lungs. Risk of recurrence is low for this tumor and sublobar complete resection is the treatment of choice for definitive diagnosis and curative treatment.
Keywords : Glomangioma; glomus; pulmonary; video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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