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Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-1898
Panzini L., Potalivo S., Saed G., Rapisarda M., Bisetti A.
From the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences Department “Carlo Forlanini” Hospital “La Sapienza” State University, Rome, Italy
Pulmonary hamartoma is a rare lung neoformation, usually symptomless and by chance discovered, of a probable dysontogenetic origin with prevailing cartilaginous tissue and adult, onset age. The Authors report a rare case of a 25 -year-old student, symptomless and fortuitosly found by means of a radiograph of the chest. Many interesting features characterize the case report: histological nature of the pulmonary hamartoma, mainly vascular, so much as to feign an angiosarcoma at the macroscopical examination, and with small peripheral calcifications as shown by lung CT scan; the measures ( about 7 cm ) plentifully above the parameters usually reported in the literature (from 2 cm to 4 cm); the young onset age (about 10 years old). We may consider a case exceptionally reported in the literature. Besides, on the base of a few studies and of our experience, the results of the pulmonary hamartoma growth rate and doubling time are reported.