About a Long Lasting Primary Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Lung with a Misleading Pattern

Author(s): Mona Mlika, Walid Gattoufi, Emna Braham, Hazem Zribi, Tarek Kilani, Faouzi Mezni

Journal Name: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Background: Pleomorphic adenoma is a benign mixed tumor of salivary gland type. It has been rarely reported in the lung. Our aim is to report a rare case of primary pleomorphic adenoma of the lung with a misleading pattern and to perform a mini-review of the literature.

Materials and Methods: We report a case of pleomorphic adenoma in a 12-yearold child with a mini-review of the literature in the site pubmed using the keywords: pleomorphic adenoma AND lung.

Results: Our patient presented chest pain and fever. His past medical history was characterized by recurrent pneumonia. This case is interesting because it highlights a potential consequence of PA of the lung, which is bronchial dilatation. Besides, it puts emphasis on the diversity of the architectural patterns like acinar feature which was reported in our observation and which can be confusing.

Keywords: Pleomorphic adenoma, lung, pathology, surgery.

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Article Details

Year: 2016
Published on: 27 July, 2016
Page: [129 - 132]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573398X12666160314201423
Price: $65

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