Placental Transmogrification of the Lung Presenting as a Small Solitary Nodule

Yuichi Saito, Tomohiko Ikeya, Eishin Hoshi, Nobumasa Takahashi, Katsumi Murai, Yoshinori Kawabata, Thomas V. Colby

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Abstract

Placental transmogrification of the lung is a rare cystic lesion of the lung, which has some histologic resembling to placental tissue. Placental transmogrification of the lung has been considered a variant of unilateral bullous emphysema, but in our case, the patient was a 47-year-old man who had no coexisting emphysema of the lung. Histologically our case showed an interstitial proliferation of clear cells with cystic change interpreted as secondary; we also agree with our colleagues that this proliferation may be the primary event pathogenetically. Surgical resection of this lesion seems to be curative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)950-952
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Saito, Y., Ikeya, T., Hoshi, E., Takahashi, N., Murai, K., Kawabata, Y., & Colby, T. V. (2009). Placental Transmogrification of the Lung Presenting as a Small Solitary Nodule. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 87(3), 950-952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.07.063