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Chirurgia 2010 August;23(4):131-3

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Intrathoracic extrapulmonary glomangiopericytoma - A case report

Cheng Y.-J. 1, Hwang J.-C. 2, Lai Y.-F. 3, Chang P.-C. 1

1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, E-DA Hospital/I-Shou University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
2 Department of Pathology, E-DA Hospital/I-Shou University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
3 Division of Thoracic Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, E-DA Hospital/I-Shou University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan


The chest wall glomangiopericytoma is extremely rare and usually manifests asymptomatically at first. Herein we report a patient, a 50-year-old male, presenting with intermittent left flank pain for more than 5 years. The chest computed tomography disclosed an intrathoracic, extrapulmonary tumor 4.1 x 3.3 cm in size. He underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic tumor excision with uneventful course. The final pathology report showed glomangiopericytoma with clear surgical margin, and no tumor recurrence was encountered after a 26-month follow-up.

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