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Pulmonary adenofibroma with central liquefaction necrosis: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Ruxin Shen
    • Lili She
    • Zhaoshui Li
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  • Published online on: July 27, 2022     https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2022.11532
  • Article Number: 594
  • Copyright: © Shen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

Pulmonary adenofibroma (PAF) is a rare benign tumor. Computed tomography (CT) imaging of PAF show well‑defined, homogeneous and solitary nodules. To the best of our knowledge, there is no report of PAF presenting with central liquefaction necrosis on CT images. The present study reports the case of a 70‑year‑old man who was hospitalized due to an inguinal hernia without respiratory symptoms. Chest CT scan revealed a tumor (~6.5x5.5x4.4 cm) in the lower lobe of the left lung, characterized by uneven density and unclear boundary with the pleura. Contrast‑enhanced scan revealed that the lesion was slightly enhanced and liquefaction necrosis appeared in its center. Wedge resection was performed using video‑assisted thoracic surgery. Histopathological and immunohistochemical examination confirmed the diagnosis of PAF.

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Shen R, She L and Li Z: Pulmonary adenofibroma with central liquefaction necrosis: A case report. Exp Ther Med 24: 594, 2022
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Shen, R., She, L., & Li, Z. (2022). Pulmonary adenofibroma with central liquefaction necrosis: A case report. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 24, 594. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2022.11532
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Shen, R., She, L., Li, Z."Pulmonary adenofibroma with central liquefaction necrosis: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 24.3 (2022): 594.
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Shen, R., She, L., Li, Z."Pulmonary adenofibroma with central liquefaction necrosis: A case report". Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 24, no. 3 (2022): 594. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2022.11532