Atypical lipomatous tumour (lipoma-like well-differentiated liposarcoma) arising in a pulmonary hamartoma and clinically presenting with pneumothorax.

@article{Rossi2003AtypicalLT,
  title={Atypical lipomatous tumour (lipoma-like well-differentiated liposarcoma) arising in a pulmonary hamartoma and clinically presenting with pneumothorax.},
  author={Giulio Rossi and Alberto Cavazza and Riccardo Valli and Pietro Torricelli and Luca Richeldi and Francesco Rivasi and Elisabeth M Brambilla},
  journal={Lung cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={103-6}
}
We document an uncommon variant of pulmonary hamartoma (PH), discovered in the left upper lobe of a 60-year-old man after an episode of pneumothorax, a unique clinical presentation for such an occurrence. The tumour showed a prominent leaf-like pattern and was mainly composed of mature fat with adipocytes of different size and scattered throughout lipoblasts and floret-like cells. A lobectomy was performed and more than 7 years after surgery the patient's course is still uneventful. This case… CONTINUE READING

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