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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Mar;14(3):347-9. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivr104. Epub 2011 Dec 20.

Bronchial mucous gland adenoma revealed following acute pneumonia.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Oncology, Lyon University Hospital, Pierre Bénite Cedex, France. sebastien.couraud@chu-lyon.fr

Abstract

A 54-year old male, current smoker, was admitted to the emergency unit with lingular pneumonia. The follow-up chest CT and bronchoscopy showed an airway-blocking intrabronchial tumour. After surgical resection, pathological examination established the diagnosis of a bronchial mucous gland adenoma. The bronchial mucous gland adenoma is an extremely rare and benign lung tumour. It is composed of mucus-containing acini lined with cuboidal cells without pleomorphism. Total surgical resection is usually required for complete diagnosis and treatment. The main differential diagnoses are a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma and a mucinous cystadenoma of the lung. This case highlights the importance of a complete lung workup after acute pneumonia in patients with a history of smoking, including the CT scan and bronchoscopy.

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22186127
PMCID:
PMC3290366
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivr104
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