Two cases of clear cell tumor of the lung

S. Suzuki, H. Aikawa, T. Sado, S. Maeda, T. Hasumi, S. Ono, S. Fujimura, G. Okaniwa, Y. Honda, T. Takahashi

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Abstract

We report two cases of benign clear cell tumor of the lung, which were found as well-circumscribed lesions on chest X-ray films without any symptoms, and removed surgically. Light microscopy showed proliferation of clear cells filled with glycogen in both cases. Immunohistochemical examination performed in a case suggested that the tumor cells might be associated to a derivation from neural and/or smooth muscle cells, because of positive staining for NSE and SMA. In another case, the tumor formed a necrotic cavity, which could be detected by the preoperative MRI examination. This report might introduce a note of caution for the pathologic and radiographic diversity of this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Volume49
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr

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  • Medicine(all)

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