J Cancer 2011; 2:503-506. doi:10.7150/jca.2.503

Case Report

Cavitary Lung Cancer Lined with Normal Bronchial Epithelium and Cancer Cells

Taichiro Goto1✉, Arafumi Maeshima2, Yoshitaka Oyamada3, Ryoichi Kato1

1. Department of General Thoracic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
2. Department of Pathology, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
3. Department of Respiratory Medicine, National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract

Reports of cavitary lung cancer are not uncommon, and the cavity generally contains either dilated bronchi or cancer cells. Recently, we encountered a surgical case of cavitary lung cancer whose cavity tended to enlarge during long-term follow-up, and was found to be lined with normal bronchial epithelium and adenocarcinoma cells.

Keywords: cavitary lung cancer, surgery, histology, bronchial epithelium, traction bronchiectasis.

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Goto T, Maeshima A, Oyamada Y, Kato R. Cavitary Lung Cancer Lined with Normal Bronchial Epithelium and Cancer Cells. J Cancer 2011; 2:503-506. doi:10.7150/jca.2.503. Available from http://www.jcancer.org/v02p0503.htm