Lipoid granuloma of the lung: Clinicopathologic observations

M. S. Didolkar, M. C. Gamarra, R. A. Hartmann, H. Takita

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Seven patients who had pulmonary resections for lipoid granuloma of the lung were studied regarding the problems in diagnosis and treatment. It is extremely difficult to differentiate this condition from malignant lesions of the lung due to their marked resemblance in radiologic and gross appearances. Moreover, atypical histiocytes present in the sputum specimen are sometimes erroneously interpreted as malignant cells. Thoracotomy and frozen section are indicated in all the cases to confirm diagnosis, and conservative resection is the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume66
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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Histiocytes
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Thoracotomy
Sputum
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Didolkar, M. S., Gamarra, M. C., Hartmann, R. A., & Takita, H. (1973). Lipoid granuloma of the lung: Clinicopathologic observations. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 66(1), 122-126.

Lipoid granuloma of the lung : Clinicopathologic observations. / Didolkar, M. S.; Gamarra, M. C.; Hartmann, R. A.; Takita, H.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 1, 1973, p. 122-126.

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Didolkar, MS, Gamarra, MC, Hartmann, RA & Takita, H 1973, 'Lipoid granuloma of the lung: Clinicopathologic observations', Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 122-126.
Didolkar MS, Gamarra MC, Hartmann RA, Takita H. Lipoid granuloma of the lung: Clinicopathologic observations. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1973;66(1):122-126.
Didolkar, M. S. ; Gamarra, M. C. ; Hartmann, R. A. ; Takita, H. / Lipoid granuloma of the lung : Clinicopathologic observations. In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1973 ; Vol. 66, No. 1. pp. 122-126.
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