Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 419--421

Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in an adult male: Report of an unusual tumor with a brief review of literature


Rashmi Patnayak1, Amitabh Jena2, N Rukmangadha1, AY Lakshmi3, Abha Chandra4 
1 Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Radiology, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Cardio vascular Surgery, Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi Patnayak
Sri Venketeswar Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517 507
India

We report a case of a well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma (WDFA) of the lung in a 50-year-old male smoker. The literature regarding this uncommon tumor is limited. This rare variant of adenocarcinoma is more common in females, in the third and fourth decades. Microscopically it is composed of neoplastic glands and tubules that resemble the fetal lung. Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma is a low-grade malignancy and surgery is the preferred mode of therapy. This uncommon case of a well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma in an adult male patient is reported, with relevant immunohistochemical findings, along with a discussion of the current literature.


How to cite this article:
Patnayak R, Jena A, Rukmangadha N, Lakshmi A Y, Chandra A. Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in an adult male: Report of an unusual tumor with a brief review of literature.J Can Res Ther 2014;10:419-421


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Patnayak R, Jena A, Rukmangadha N, Lakshmi A Y, Chandra A. Well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in an adult male: Report of an unusual tumor with a brief review of literature. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];10:419-421
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