Pulmonary Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Hironori Ishibashi, Takuya Moriya, Yasushi Matsuda, Tetsu Sado, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Masayuki Chida, Masami Sato, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Kondo

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A case of primary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the lung is presented. The patient was a 42-year-old woman with a 5-cm left lung mass. Left lower lobectomy was performed and analysis of a frozen section revealed mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. The tumor was a fibrous, walled cyst containing abundant mucinous material. Sparse groups of malignant cells were microscopically observed in pools of mucin; thus, the tumor resembled mucinous cystadenocarcinoma that occurs in the ovary, appendix, or pancreas. The tumor we found is a very rare intrapulmonary neoplasm that is differentiated from a metastatic lesion and mucinous bronchoalveolar carcinoma by its very different clinical course and prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1740
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 11-2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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