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[Clear cell tumor of the lung. A case report with review of the literature].

Authors
  • Ayadi-Kaddour, A
  • Ben Slama, S
  • Braham, E
  • Abid, L
  • Djilani, H
  • Ismail, O
  • Kilani, T
  • El Mezni, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
62
Issue
6 Pt 1
Pages
395–398
Identifiers
PMID: 17242646
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Clear-cell tumor of the lung is a rare entity of unknown etiology and histogenesis. This neoplasm typically presents as an asymptomatic, peripheral, sharply rounded mass in the lung, and histologically composed of large cells with a clear cytoplasm rich in glycogen, blended with an abundant network of sinusoid-type vessels. Immunohistochemical and ultrastructural procedures lead to diagnosis. We describe a primary pulmonary clear cell "sugar" tumor observed in a 28-year-old woman, and give a review of the literature. Clinical aspects, differential diagnosis, therapy and histogenetic aspects are discussed.

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