A 66-year-old female complained of cough, and was referred to our hospital. Chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) showed a tumor mass near the right hilum and atelectasis of the middle lobe. Bronchoscopy revealed a whitish polypoid tumor obstructing the middle lobe bronchus. Histology by punch biopsy suggested adenocarcinoma Right upper and middle lobectomy was performed, due to the direct invasion of the tumor from the middle lobe to the upper lobe. Histological findings showed adenocarcinoma comprised of spindle cell component, finally diagnosing as pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung. After the operation, systemic chemotherapy, including paclitaxel and carboplatin was performed. About 42 months after operation, the patient died of multiple brain metastases.
Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 07/2008; 61(6):512-5.