Extrapulmonary Hamartoma with Hemothorax: A Case Report
Victor Martins Fernandes1*, Gibran Ribeiro da Rocha2, Rafael Augusto Oliveira Sodré Leal3 and Hélio Aguiar Ribeiro4
1Medical Student at State University of Southwest, Bahia, Brazil
2Professor at the Surgical Clinic at State University of Southwest, Bahia, Brazil
3Professor at the Surgical Clinic at Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
4Resident Physician of General Surgery at Hospital Santo Antônio, Bahia, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Victor Martins Fernandes, Medical Student at State University of Southwest, Bahia, Brazil.
May 14, 2021; Published: June 23, 2021
Pulmonary hamartoma is the most common benign tumor of the lung. However, its extrapulmonary manifestation is rare, with only 7 other cases found in the literature. We describe a 72 year-old patient who developed progressive dyspnea with unilateral pleural effusion on the left, as evidenced on chest radiography and computed tomography. Videothoracoscopy was indicated and a hemothorax and an extrapulmonary lesion with 2 pedicled (one ruptured) was found. Pleural effusion was treated and the tumor was resected, with relief of the patient’s symptoms and preventing its recurrence. Subsequently, in anatomopathological analysis, it was found to be an hamartoma.
Keywords: Hamartoma; Hemothorax; Videothoracoscopy; Neoplastic; Thoracic Surgery
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