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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 239173, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/239173
Case Report

Pulmonary Mucus Gland Adenomas: Are They Always of Endobronchial Localization?

1Department of Pathology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
3Department of Pneumonology, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece

Received 11 January 2013; Accepted 12 February 2013

Academic Editors: I. A. Chaudhry, J. S. Khurana, F. Mahjoub, and F. B. Soerensen

Copyright © 2013 Georgia Karpathiou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Mucus gland adenoma is an extremely rare benign lung tumor, presumed to arise from the bronchial mucus glands; it is a TTF-1 negative tumor, centrally located, causing the clinical manifestations of obstruction. We report a TTF-1 negative mucus gland adenoma, arising into the medial bronchopulmonary segment, lacking any relation to a bronchus.