A Rare Histological Presentation of a Common Lung Tumor; Adenoleiomyomatous Hamartoma

Kara M., Onder S., Firat P., Emri S.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.112, no.1, pp.74-76, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2012.11680800
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-76


Hamartomas are the most common benign pulmonary tumors. They most often contain either chondromatous or lipomatous tissues. Thus, they show typical radiological findings which help to make a preoperative diagnosis of this benign tumor. We present a very rare case of a pulmonary hamartoma with atypical radiologic and histologic findings. Histological examination revealed the lesion to be an adenoleiomyomatous hamartoma.