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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 748-750

Diagnosis of sclerosing hemangioma of lung: Don't rely on fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis alone


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, NRS Medical College and Hospital, 138 AJC Bose Road, Shealdah, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.126486

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Sclerosing hemangioma is a rare variety of benign pulmonary neoplasm. It usually presents as asymptomatic, solitary, peripheral, circumscribed lesions in middle-aged women. Here, we describe a 46-year-old woman presenting to us for evaluation of right parahilar lung mass. Previous chest radiography done 10 years back showed a lung mass of almost similar size. Computed Tomography (CT)-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was suggestive of adenocarcinoma of lung. A well-circumscribed, capsulated, ovoid mass measuring 5.6 cm × 4 cm × 3 cm, adjacent to the transverse fissure of the right lung was excised by lateral thoracotomy. Histopathological examination along with immunohistochemistry was suggestive of sclerosing hemangioma of lung. A pathologist must consider the clinicoradiological features before coming to a final diagnosis of lung malignancy from FNAC. Whenever there is any confusion regarding lung mass, thoracotomy must be done for arriving at an exact diagnosis from histopathology.


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