Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008; 56(4): 214-216
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-989340
Original Thoracic

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Surgical Outcome of Inflammatory Pseudotumor in the Lung

C.-H. Chen1 , W.-C. Huang1 , H.-C. Liu1 , C.-H. Chen1 , T.-Y. Chen2
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan - Republic of China
  • 2Department of Pathology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan - Republic of China
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Publication History

received July 24, 2007

Publication Date:
15 May 2008 (online)


Background: Pulmonary inflammatory pseudotumors are rare, and little is known about their clinical behavior and surgical outcome. Materials and Methods: Between 1993 and 2003, 19 patients with inflammatory pseudotumor were managed in our hospital. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and radiographic features, as well as the surgical outcomes. Results: Of the 19 patients (15 men, 4 women; mean age 53.9 years), 6 underwent lobectomy, 11 had wedge resections, and 2 had biopsy alone. There was no recurrence of the lesion in the 17 patients who underwent resection or lobectomy of the pseudotumor. There was no disease progression in the 2 patients who had only had a biopsy. Conclusion: Inflammatory pseudotumor of the lung is relatively benign. Complete resection leads to an excellent outcome.


Dr. MD Chih-Hao Chen

Department of Thoracic Surgery
Mackay Memorial Hospital

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