Title
Intrapulmonary glomus tumor in a young woman Intrapulmonary glomus tumor in a young woman
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Source (journal)
Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
7(2008) :6 , p. 1191-1193
ISSN
1569-9293
General
doi:10.1510/icvts.2007.172957
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
A 21-year-old female patient presented with pneumonia and on chest roentgenogram a solitary pulmonary nodule was incidentally found. After an observation period she underwent left upper lobectomy because of documented tumor growth. Pathology showed an intrapulmonary glomus tumor of the proper type, which is a very rare occurrence. Literature review revealed only 11 published cases of this subtype. Radiological investigation is helpful for localization and characterization of the tumor. However, pathological examination is required for definitive diagnosis. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. Although uncommon, glomus and carcinoid tumors should be considered in the differential diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules in young patients.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/9faf90/da69fbc7.pdf
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