Haemangioleiomyomatous tumour of the lung.


A case of haemangioleiomyomatous tumour of the lung, occurring as a peripheral, solitary nodule in an asymptomatic 54-year-old man is presented. The tumour was well-demarcated and microscopically it was characterised by the presence of vascular spaces with endothelial, pericytic, and, predominantly, smooth muscle proliferation. Islands of cartilage and slit-like spaces lined by bronchial epithelium make this a hamartomatous lesion of a quite distinctive and unusual variety, which does not fit any of the well-recognised patterns of hamartomas previously described. The long-term prognosis after limited excision is considered to be favourable.

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@article{Soorae1980HaemangioleiomyomatousTO, title={Haemangioleiomyomatous tumour of the lung.}, author={Ajaib S. Soorae and Hoshang Bharucha}, journal={Journal of clinical pathology}, year={1980}, volume={33 1}, pages={81-5} }