ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of primary pleural leiomyoma with parenchymal involvement: primary pleural leiomyoma
Funda İncekara1, Kubilay İnan1, Funda Demirağ2, Sadi Kaya1, Göktürk Fındık1
1Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Atatürk Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13479
Leiomyomas are benign smooth muscle tumors, which are rarely localized in the lung. Although its etiology is not exactly known, the mean age ranges from 21 to 55 years. Total excision is recommended as the first-line therapy. Herein, we present a 51-year-old postmenopausal female case with a mass in the subpleural area of the left lung which was excised totally using endoscopic stapler via left-single port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The mass was pathologically diagnosed as pleural leiomyoma postoperatively.
Keywords : Excision; pleural leiomyoma; video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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