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Panminerva Medica 1999 Giugno;41(2):175-8
A case of lung myelolipomatosis in a patient with bronchial carcinoid
Zunarelli E., Criscuolo M., Malavolta L.*, Piccinini L.*, Barbolini G.
From the Department of Morphological Sciences and Legal Medicine, Section of Anatomic Pathology * Department of Medical, Oncological and Radiological Sciences, Section of Medical Oncology University of Modena, Modena, Italy
Myelolipomas are very rare benign tumours composed of an admixture of mature adipose tissue and normal haematopoietic cells. Although they are most commonly found in the adrenal glands, extra-adrenal myelolipomas are documented. We describe a case of myelolipoma arising in the lung in a 52-year-old man. The lesion was found incidentally in association with a carcinoid. To our knowledge, this is the second instance of this neoplasm presenting as a lung lesion, and the first case associated with bronchial carcinoid. Pathogenesis and aetiology of myelolipomas are referred to in this paper with special regard to the clinical and pathological findings.