A case of synchronous esophageal and multiple pulmonary tumors presenting complex diagnostic problems is described. In the course of routine pulmonary screening a pulmonary coin lesion of the right lung and three very small foci on the left side, under the pleura falling just within the range of diagnostic parameters was identified in a symptom-free patient. In addition to the multiple lung lesions a single sub-mucosal esophageal tumor was detected. Following minimally invasive surgical excision of the tumors the precise nature of the neoplasms was determined by means of comparative histological, light-and electro-microscopic as well as immunohistochemical studies. The earlier diagnosis of carcinoid was reviewed, rejected and glomus tumor was confirmed. Multiple glomus tumors of the above localizations have not been previously described in the literature.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Glomus tumours in the respiratory tract are very rare. The majority of the reported cases have been surgically treated. An approach with rigid bronchoscopy to endobronchial lesions suspected to be carcinoid or other well vascularized tumours, as glomus tumor is, should be considered because it can allow a safe diagnosis and eventually be therapeutic avoiding more invasive and surgical procedures.
Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo 01/2004; 61(2):117-9.
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