TITLE

Pulmonary adenocarcioma presenting as a giant pleural mass

AUTHOR(S)
Kaira, K.; Takise, A.; Kobayashi, G.; Kamiyoshihara, M.; Mori, M.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;Apr2005, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p356
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that pulmonary adenocarcinoma with a localized extrapulmonary growth pattern presenting as a localized pleural tumor has not previously been disabled. Primary lung cancer mimicking pleural neoplasm--"pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma" is considered to represent a type of peripheral lung adenocarcinoma with a distinctive diffuse growth pattern. The clinical similarities between the present case and pseudomesotheliomatous carcinoma are the marked extrapulmonary growth and the presence of a small subpleural nodule. Although the pattern of recurrence also showed a localized pleural mass, surgery for metastases can improve survival.
ACCESSION #
16843172

 

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