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Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma (WDFA) is a very uncommon malignant tumor originating in the lung. This report describes the case of a 38-year-old woman with a WDFA treated by surgery. The malignancy is low grade and associated with a good prognosis, and so it is important for clinicians to be aware of and to identify this rare variant of… (More)
Mature teratoma is the most frequent primary germ-cell occurring in the anterior mediastinum. We report a case of a 67-year-old man with mature teratoma of the posterior mediastinum. Computed tomography was helpful in suggesting a diagnosis of mature teratoma by demonstrating the presence of fat and calcification.
Leiomyoma of the mediastinum is rare. We report a case of a 57-year-old woman with a cervical mass diving to the intrathoracic. Chest radiography and computed tomography revealed a mass in the right superior mediastinum. The tumor was enucleated by cervicotomy. Histologically, the tumor was diagnosed as leiomyoma.
STUDY AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to report the results of the surgical treatment in 188 patients operated on for pulmonary aspergilloma in a series of 206 patients observed in Morocco. PATIENTS AND METHOD From 1982 to 1998, 206 patients were treated for pulmonary aspergilloma in the same hospital; 188 were operated on and surgery was… (More)
INTRODUCTION The pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma is a rare vascular intermediate malignancy tumour. CASE PRESENTATION A 45-year-old man, he shows an isolated chronic cough with a preserved general state of health. The thoracoabdominal Computed tomography showed three well limited opacities of the right lung, among them one shows some… (More)
Benign neoplasm of the endobronchial tree is quite rare, while endobronchial lipoma is extremely rare. The irreversible pulmonary damage is due to progressive bronchial obstruction; even so, pleural empyema is exceptionally encountered in a case of endobronchial lipoma. We report a case of a 47-year-old man who had left lung pneumonia with hemoptysis. The… (More)
Liposarcoma of the lung is an extremely rare disease with less than 10 cases reported to date. A case of a locally advanced, pulmonary mixed liposarcoma in a 49-year-old male is presented here. Left pneumonectomy with radical lymph node dissection was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful and no recurrence or metastasis was observed for 3… (More)
OBJECTIVES Hydatid disease is a zoonosis resulting from the growth in man of the larval form of Echinococcus granulosus. Involvement of the bones is rare and localisation to the ribs is exceptional. The aim of our study is to present the pathophysiological and diagnostic characteristics of hydatid disease of the ribs and to define the radiological features.… (More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to assess the results of the surgical treatment of abdominal hydatid cysts ruptured in the thorax. PATIENTS AND METHODS We collected data from 160 patients who experienced the intra-thoracic rupture of an abdominal hydatid cyst during the period 1997 - 2008: 158 located in the liver, one in the spleen and one in… (More)
OBJECTIVE Lung resection retains an important place in the treatment of certain forms of tuberculosis. The purpose of this review was to review the indications for and outcomes of pneumonectomy both in the management of active TB and the treatment of its consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 2003 and 2007 85 patients underwent a pneumonectomy for… (More)