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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 109-111

PEComa of the lung


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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C S Pramesh
Department of Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.63548

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Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa), also called clear cell ''sugar'' tumor of the lung, is a rare benign tumor arising from perivascular epithelioid cells (PECs). We report a case of a 15-year-old boy who presented with right lower lobe lesion which turned out to be a clear cell tumor of the lung. An [18F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) - positron emission tomography (PET) scan revealed mild FDG uptake in the lung lesion (SUV<1) with no active uptake elsewhere in the body. We discuss the clinical, radiologic and immunohistochemical features of clear cell ''sugar'' tumor of lung and compare them with published literature.


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