Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2012; 60(S 02): e22-e24
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1322613
Thoracic Surgery
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Combined Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor and Contralateral Synchronous Adenocarcinoma of the Lungs in a 69-Year-Old Man

Ju Sik Yun
1  Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwang-ju, Republic of Korea
,
Ga Eon Kim
2  Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwang-ju, Republic of Korea
,
Kook Joo Na
3  Lung and Esophageal Cancer Clinic, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Jeollanamdo, Republic of Korea
,
Sang Yun Song
3  Lung and Esophageal Cancer Clinic, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Jeollanamdo, Republic of Korea
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Publication History

08 February 2012

21 March 2012

Publication Date:
24 November 2012 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

An epithelioid trophoblastic tumor (ETT) is a form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasms that arise from trophoblasts. The tumor generally occurs in women of reproductive age and has a characteristic growth pattern and immunohistochemical profile. We present an extremely rare case of a primary ETT occurring in the lungs with an adenocarcinoma in the contralateral lung as synchronous double primary lung cancers in a 69-year-old man who had no history of a remote malignancy. He underwent adjuvant radiotherapy to both lungs after a staged thoracoscopic wedge resection and was doing well without recurrence or metastasis up to last follow-up.