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Panminerva Medica 1999 June;41(2):175-8

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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