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|Title: ||Mixoma endobrônquico: Caso clínico|
|Other Titles: ||Endobronchial myxoma: Case report|
|Authors: ||Rolo, R|
Neoplasias dos Brônquios
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||Sociedade Portuguesa de Pneumologia|
|Citation: ||Rev Port Pneumol. 2012 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]|
|Abstract: ||INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary myxoma is an extremely rare benign neoplasm. It is mostly parenchymal but may occasionally occur within the tracheobronchial tree. There are very few reports of endobronchial myxoma.
CASE REPORT: We describe a case of endobronchial myxoma in a 40-year-old female patient with a history of asthma and repeated right-sided pneumonia. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed medium lobe atelectasis. Fiber optic bronchoscopy revealed a polypoid, well-circumscribed tumor, causing total obstruction of the medium lobe bronchus. Biopsy of the mass was non-diagnostic. Further study included a positron emission tomography (PET) which demonstrated low metabolic activity of the tumor and no evidence of neoplasia in other location. The patient was submitted to a medium lobectomy and microscopic examination of the tumor revealed myxoid stroma with lobulated pattern, elongated and stellate cells, compatible with myxoma.
CONCLUSION: Pulmonary myxoma is extraordinary rare and endobronchial location is very few reported in medical literature.|
|Peer Reviewed: ||yes|
|Appears in Collections:||PNEU - Artigos|
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