[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Angiomyolipoma is generally found in the kidney, but is especially rare in the lung. Nine cases of angiomyolipoma in the lung have been reported previously, and in 3 of these patients it was involved with nephrectomy for renal angiomyolipoma. The origination of the tumor was not completely recognized, but lymphangioleiomyomatosis and angiomyolipoma are known to have a common feature. The pathogenesis of angiomyolipoma in the lung has recently been researched in relation with lymphangioleiomyomatosis. We review these case reports of angiomyolipoma in the lung and discuss the clinical features and the generation of these tumors.
No preview · Article · Jan 2010 · The Annals of thoracic surgery
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disease caused by the proliferation of Langerhans cells in various tissues or organs. A 43-year-old male patient presented with an anterior mediastinal mass in the thymus. Histological examination after a thymectomy revealed a bronchogenic cyst in the thymus, and multiple LCH and small thymic cysts were also incidentally observed in the thymus. Unifocal LCH in an adult occurring in the thymus is extremely rare. Furthermore, no cases of LCH with the coexistence of bronchogenic and thymic cysts in the thymus have been previously reported.
No preview · Article · Mar 2008 · General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery