Pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor: Case report with review of the literature

A. Y. Dixon, J. F. Moran, L. J. Wesselius, D. H. McGregor

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Abstract

Mucinous cystic tumors of the lung are exceedingly rare. We describe the case of a 59-year-old white man with a left upper lobe mass documented on chest radiographs 11 years before thoracotomy. Grossly, the lobectomy specimen contained a 4.5 x 4.5 x 4.0 cm cystic gelatinous mass with complete occlusion of the anterior segmental bronchus by mucinous material. Although microscopically this pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor contained a focus of marked glandular atypia consistent with adenocarcinoma, the patient has remained free of recurrence or metastasis during 5 years of close postoperative follow-up. Pulmonary mucinous cystic tumors appear to have a remarkably favorable prognosis and should be distinguished from other common lung neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-728
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume17
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Lung
  • Mucinous cystic tumor

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  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Dixon, A. Y., Moran, J. F., Wesselius, L. J., & McGregor, D. H. (1993). Pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor: Case report with review of the literature. American Journal of Surgical Pathology, 17(7), 722-728.

Pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor : Case report with review of the literature. / Dixon, A. Y.; Moran, J. F.; Wesselius, L. J.; McGregor, D. H.

In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Vol. 17, No. 7, 1993, p. 722-728.

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Dixon, AY, Moran, JF, Wesselius, LJ & McGregor, DH 1993, 'Pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor: Case report with review of the literature', American Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol. 17, no. 7, pp. 722-728.
Dixon, A. Y. ; Moran, J. F. ; Wesselius, L. J. ; McGregor, D. H. / Pulmonary mucinous cystic tumor : Case report with review of the literature. In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 1993 ; Vol. 17, No. 7. pp. 722-728.
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