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Keywords
bilateral multiple lung nodule
sclerosing hemangioma
video-assisted thoracic surgery
young male
Abstract
The patient was a 24-year-old male who visited our University Hospital complaining of chest pain, and chest computed tomography revealed multiple bilateral nodules. The chest pain disappeared almost immediately, but the tumor underwent no changes during the 3 years of follow-up observations. We used a thoracoscope to perform a partial lung resection of a nodule that reached a maximum diameter of 9 mm for the purpose of obtaining a definite diagnosis. From the pathological findings, the patient was diagnosed to have pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma in which circular tumor cells lacking nuclear atypia rose to papillary hyperplasia. The mindbomb homolog-1 positive rate (MIB-1 index) of the tumor cells was less than 1%, and it is believed to have a poor proliferation activity. Pulmonary sclerosing hemangioma is predominantly found in cases of middle-aged female patients and occurs unilaterally. Cases of bilateral multiple forms in young males are extremely rare. Some cases of enlargement, metastasis and relapse have also been reported, so in the future, careful follow-up is required.
Publisher
Tottori University Hospital
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892885
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
51
Issue
1
Start Page
21
End Page
24
Published Date
2008-03
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Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2008, 51(1), 21-24
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English