Fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung in a 25-year-old woman

Marina Longo, Matteo Giaj Levra, Enrica Capelletto, Andrea Billè, Francesco Ardissone, Ubaldo Familiari, Silvia Novello

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We report the case of a 25-year-old woman with a chance detection at x-ray of a well-defined mass in the right upper lobe during a medical examination. The patient suffered from a modest flu syndrome, with cough and fever. She was a current smoker. CT scan showed a homogeneous well-defined perihilar mass without calcifications, located in the right upper lobe and fully surrounded by aerated parenchyma. A right upper lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node sampling was performed. A pathologic diagnosis of well-differentiated fetal adenocarcinoma of the lung was made and staged as T2N0. Few cases of this type of malignancy have been reported in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


  • Fetal adenocarcinoma
  • Lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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