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Primary Chordoma of the Lung

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hotel-Dieu University Hospital, Paris, France.
The Annals of thoracic surgery (Impact Factor: 3.65). 01/2010; 89(1):302-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.043
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ABSTRACT We report the case of a 79-year-old woman referred to our institution for persistent cough and right-sided chest pain. A computed tomographic scan revealed a 2-cm round nodule in the right lower lobe. A wedge resection of the lesion was achieved by video-assisted thoracic surgery. Pathologic examination was consistent with the diagnosis of chordoma. Magnetic resonance imaging of the whole spine and skull basis was normal. Therefore, a diagnosis of primary lung chordoma, an exceptional condition, could be established.

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